Allied Health Research Support and Skills Training via IIMPACT in Health

The Allied & Scientific Health Office (ASHO) is pleased to announce a partnership with the newly established Innovation in IMPlementation And Clinical Translation (IIMPACT) group at the University of South Australia, supporting research skills training & capacity development

The intent of this partnership is to increase allied health research knowledge and evidence implementation, ultimately promoting improved health service delivery and better consumer outcomes. The partnership also aims to increase the engagement of allied health clinicians with research activities as well as boost collaboration between academics, clinicians and consumers of allied health care.

A variety of research skills training and capacity development opportunities will be made available through this partnership, including training & resources, mentoring and utilisation of students to support research.

Please email health.alliedandscientifichealth@sa.gov.au if you have any queries about research supports and training opportunities.

Initiatives to build research capacity

Research helpdesk

Are you an allied health clinician with a question about undertaking or translating research? If you have tried the online resources below and can’t find your answer – get in touch.

An email address has been created to connect clinicians with research questions to the researchers who have the answers! If you have a question about any part of the research continuum; from engaging with literature, to formulating a research question, selecting methodology, how to get your paper published or how to put someone else’s paper into practice - please contact Allied.researchhelp@unisa.edu.au.

Mentoring opportunities

Through the IIMPACT partnership, there is an opportunity for SA Health allied health clinicians to access mentoring support from UniSA researchers, to develop the skills you need to make your research efforts a success.

Capacity for mentoring support is dependent on availability of mentors in the appropriate discipline at the time of application. Any requests unable to be matched at the time of application will be retained and contacted in the future when an appropriate mentor becomes available.

If you would like to connect with a research mentor, please complete the application form.

Research skill training calendar

July 2020

July 2020 training calendar
Date Day / Time Training Type Details & Registration Location / format
22 Wed 2.00 - 5.00pm Quality Improvement Approaches One session Quality improvement in allied health: my manager made me do it or an opportunity to showcase impact? information sheet (PDF 125KB) ZOOM
28 Tues 4.00 - 5.00pm Planning Research 10 week workshop series, finishes 29 Oct Planning Research information sheet (PDF 254KB) ZOOM

September 2020

September 2020 training calendar
Date Day / Time Training Type Details & Registration Location / format
3 Thurs 2.00 - 5.00pm Engaging with research linking evidence with practice: Hollow words or achievable actions?
One session Engaging with research linking evidence with practice: Hollow words or achievable actions? information sheet (PDF 311KB) ZOOM
17 Thurs 2.00 - 5.00pm Quality improvement in Allied Health: My Manager made me do it or an opportunity to showcase impact? One sessions Quality improvement in Allied Health: My Manager made me do it or an opportunity to showcase impact? information sheet (PDF 325KB) ZOOM

October 2020

October 2020 training calendar
Date Day / Time Training Type Details & Registration Location / format
15 Thurs 1.00 - 3.00pm Messaging and Measuring Value and Impact in Research and Quality Improvement Two sessions Messaging and Measuring Value and Impact in Research and Quality Improvement for Allied Health information sheet (PDF 214KB) ZOOM

November 2020

October 2020 training calendar
Date Day / Time Training Type Details & Registration Location / format
13 All day Translation of Evidence into Clinical Practice First day of six month series Translation of Evidence into Clinical practice - Expression of Interest (PDF 138KB) UniSA

Online resources

A wide range of online resources are available via UniSA platforms. Click the links below to explore the topics currently available: