Allied health's role in research 

Allied health professionals are often involved in or lead research studies. Others would like to become involved in research. Much research is being conducted in looking at translating knowledge into practice and appropriate evaluation methodology.

Getting started in research

CareSearch has a number of resources that can help Allied Health Professionals wanting to start research studies. The Evidence Centre can help you find literature and resources relating to your research topic. There are also pages that can help you disseminate your findings. You can also add your research to the CareSearch Grey Literature Collection.

The Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD), a CareSearch partner project has a major section on Getting Started in palliative care research. This includes practical topics around ethics, teams and study design as well as ways to seek research funding.

The RePaDD ReSearch tool retrieves articles on the conduct of research generally or research issues in the fields of palliative care, residential aged care, dementia care, and bereavement. There are also searches on several emergent and developing topics of interest in these fields such as compassionate communities and digital health apps. The Allied Health Special Interest and Support groups could also advice on clinical areas needing research.

Last updated 08 September 2021