Allied health research

This program supports research investigations across a variety of allied health specialties. The projects aim to improve clinical outcomes and enhance service delivery, while at the same time build research capacity among allied health professionals.
The research projects aim to improve clinical outcomes and enhance service delivery to determine evidence-based interventions and treatment for hospitalised patients with a focus on dysphagia, cognitive impairment, or other conditions.
  • Managing unknown food allergy status and documentation during hospitalisation.
  • Implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) – a global standard with terminology and definitions to describe texture modified foods and thickened liquids used for individuals with dysphagia of all ages, in all care settings and for all cultures.
  • Meeting the nutritional needs of patients with cognitive impairment.
 
Manager Allied Health
Charlene Grosse  

Researcher
Sascha McMeekin
 
Grosse, C.S. & Cope, V.C. Dietary fibre intake and bowel habits after bariatric surgery: a
structured literature review. OBES SURG (2019) 29: 2247.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-019-03837-0

Swan, K., Cordier, R., Brown, T. et al. Psychometric properties of visuoperceptual measures
of videofl uroscopic and fi bre-endoscopic evaluations of swallowing: a systematic review.
Dysphagia (2019) 34: 2.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00455-018-9918-3