Handbook for Allied Health Researchers

This handbook targets beginning researchers in the allied health professions. It addresses how to design and execute a research project and provides tips and advice in a clear and user friendly format.

The Handbook for Allied Health Researchers, published by the Menzies Foundation, is designed to promote research in clinical practice and to assist new researchers to “get started”.  It is the result of a multi-disciplinary collaboration across Allied Health disciplines including psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and social workers.

Details on the contents and contributors are shown below.

The cost is AU$22 (incl GST) plus postage. We believe that the volume will interest students, researchers and academics, including those who are not directly involved in one of the allied health disciplines.  

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Data-based Research to Improve Health

The Menzies Foundation hosted a workshop on 16 August 2013 to discuss ways that publicly-funded data can be made more available for public-benefit research. This workshop was attended by public figures and community representatives, senior public servants, members of parliament, researchers and media. 

Background

Themes of the workshop

Publicly-funded data, held in trust by government agencies, should be made more readily available for public-benefit research

  • Public benefit research will improve the knowledge-base, as well as the effectiveness, productivity and accountability of health and other agencies of government, without harm to privacy.
  • With public support, this will require
    – A modest investment of new resources
    – An enabling response from government agencies
    – A streamlining of approval processes
  • Government is already responding (eg APS Big Data Strategy)
  • Today's workshop will review evidence of public support for data use, and explain how health can benefit from the modest changes summarised in background documents and in later presentations.