Advancements in research2018-02-08T03:52:46+10:00

Advancements in research

Research Excellence Awards 2019 announced

From the lab to the bedside, Metro North researchers are conducting ground-breaking research every day. Last night, our researchers were recognised for their stellar achievements at our annual Metro North Research Excellence Awards.

TPCH researchers turning the tide on lung cancer

A team of researchers at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) are turning the tide on the world’s deadliest cancer, after bringing an international CT screening trial to Australia to detect lung abnormalities, before it’s too late.

Better bone marrow transplants

RBWH researchers have conducted Australia’s first clinical trial using genetically engineered immune cells to make bone marrow transplantation for blood cancer safer.

Reducing the impact of hospital stays

Older people are at greater harm from a combination of serious illness and he hospital environment, leading to geriatric syndromes such as delirium, functional decline, falls, incontinence and pressure injuries.

Obesity and gestational diabetes in pregnancy

In the decade since completing her PhD, Professor Leonie Callaway has gathered a team of clinician scientists who share her passion for the wellbeing of women, particularly addressing obesity and gestational diabetes in pregnancy.

Focus on public health

As a leader in their field, the Metro North Public Health Unit (MNPHU) is committed to contributing to evidence-based practice, exploring new technology and ideas, and seeking to understand and reduce risks through better and more efficient ways of working.

Nursing and midwifery research centre

Exciting people about research is a key part of Professor Joan Webster’s job. AsNursing Director of Nursing and Midwifery Research since 1991, Joan has overseen dozens of research studies and trained many nurses in evidence based practice.

Obstetric research earns world respect

Asking fundamental questions from everyday clinical practice and concern for the mental health impact on patients drives Redcliffe Hospital Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Alka Kothari’s successful approach to research.

Constant juggle spells opportunity for physio

Brighton Health Campus senior rehabilitation physiotherapist Dr Ann Rahmann makes a habit of wearing multiple hats at once, juggling numerous research collaborations while running between the rehab gym and her lecturing position at the Australian Catholic University at Banyo.

Tackling post-intensive care syndrome

While Australia has the highest intensive care unit survival rate in the world, patients’ long-term quality of life and productivity can be reduced by debilitating complications, often impairing their ability to fulfil ordinary daily tasks due to ongoing chronic pain, loss of muscle mass, insomnia, memory loss and/or psychological stress.

Eliminating malaria

Queensland researchers are leading the world in trialling new malaria treatments and live imaging of people with malaria.

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