Research undertaken in Allied Health and Community Health is a mix of investigator initiated projects and contribution to large multi-centred trials. Research projects span across the community we work with, our professions and the services we provide.
Our unit has and number of active and emerging researchers. Our clinician researchers are leaders in research from paediatrics to research aiming to improve the health of older people. We are in partnership with other Victorian public health services and universities to contribute to research into models of care and service delivery by allied health.
The research unit currently supports over 30 staff research projects that are either discipline specific or have inter-professional research teams. There are a range of projects including some in intensive care, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and diabetes related foot disease. An emerging focus is in the sphere of ageing and rehabilitation. We supervise eight postgraduate (PhD students and MPhil) students. The unit also supports Monash University allied health student honours projects.
- Interview with Michael Wang about his new publication – Physical Rehabilitation in the ICU
- Interview with Anna Couch about her new publication – What recently graduated podiatrists think of rural work, and how services are responding
- Interview with Beth Storr about her new publication on Community Reintegration After Rehabilitation for Hip Fracture
- Identifying methods for quantifying lower limb changes in children with idiopathic toe walking: A systematic review
- Development of Australia’s first older adult‐specific early intervention for alcohol‐related harm: Feasibility and proof of concept
- Comparative effectiveness research for the clinician researcher: a framework for making a methodological design choice
- Does the new low-frequency ultrasonic debridement technology pose an infection control risk for clinicians, patients, and the clinic environment?
- Understanding the impact of simulated patients on health care learners communication skill: A systematic review
A/Prof Michele Callisaya
Michele Callisaya is one of the Allied Health Research leads and has over 20 years of clinical experience working as a physiotherapist in aged care and rehabilitation.View Monash Pure profile
Michele is passionate about promoting the role of physiotherapy for people living with cognitive impairment, frailty, dementia and stroke.
Her research interests are wide, but focus on improving the physical and cognitive health of older people including the use of technology to both monitor and deliver interventions.
Cylie is one of the Allied Health Research Leads at Peninsula Health. She is the recipient of a NHMRC Early Career Health Professional Research Fellowship. She is an Associate Professor at Monash University and has ~ $1.8m in grant funding and over 70 publications and book chapters.
Cylie's research interests are diverse, She is leading paediatric foot and gait related research, however she also coordinates and supervises projects relating to older adult foot complications relating to diabetes, health services research into the impact of system change, low back pain research and research into workforce change. She currently supervises nine PhD and MPhil students from Peninsula Health and other health services, and two honours students.View Monash Pure profile
David SnowdonView Monash Pure profile
Kirsten is the Allied Health Director of Peninsula Health. She is chair of the Allied Health and Community Health Research Steering committee and committed to supporting allied health professionals at Peninsula Health to contribute to, lead and use research in every day practice.
Iain is the General Manager of Peninsula Health Community Health services. He has been the primary investigator of a large telehealth partnership project with CSIRO. Iain is an active member of the Allied Health and Community Health Research Steering committee and champion for research support in Community Health.