Advancements in research 2018-02-08T03:52:46+00:00

Advancements in research

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.

Life beyond cancer

As a psychiatrist providing treatment for patients with cancer and their families, Professor Jane Turner is developing a program of research focused on interventions in areas of clinical need and translational research.

Medical glue the clue to IV lines

Caboolture Hospital researchers are trialling a new way to make one of the most common medical procedures in the world – placing drips or intravenous (IV) lines – safer, less painful and potentially more cost effective.

Taking a bite out of research

Metro North Oral Health Services is encouraging a greater focus on research with the appointment of Dr Michael Foley to the position of Director of Research and Advocacy.

Innovation in anaesthesia

For an anaesthetist, knowing the most appropriate and effective medical device can feel like negotiating a mine field. The specialty’s volume of medical information doubles every 18 months, with related journals producing 1000 new pages each day.

New app to help decipher medical mystery

A team from The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) has developed an app that could assist in the diagnosis of a devastating medical condition that is considered one of the great medical mysteries of our time.

HIRF helps researchers see disease

Research is embedded in medical imaging at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital through the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF). The cutting-edge facility is one of only a few such clinical imaging research centres in Australia.

Substance use and psychosis

New research is providing increased evidence for natural recovery from cannabis use by people with psychosis. Of the five per cent of Queenslanders who experience psychosis, up to 80 per cent use cannabis.

Exercise MRI

A multidisciplinary team of radiographers, cardiologists, physiotherapists and radiologists is combining ultra-fast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology with an MRI bicycle ergometer to better understand how a patient’s heart operates under exercise conditions.

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