Research Snapshot 2021
Foreword from the Executive Director, Research
I am delighted to present the 2021 Metro North Snapshot of Research. The Snapshot provides a glimpse of the amazing research activity happening everyday across Metro North Health’s facilities.
Throughout 2021, our researchers have continued to seek answers to complex questions, always with the aim of improving health outcomes. The benefits of our research are far-reaching, with many of our studies being Australian or even world-firsts. In the 2021 Research Snapshot, you can read about investigations into improving long-term outcomes for bone marrow transplant patients, how a North Queensland rainforest tree may hold the key to treating and reversing lung fibrosis, and the new personalised, 3D printed devices designed and built in Metro North which are improving patient outcomes through better radiation dose accuracy, plus much more.
Professor Dan Chambers
Executive Director, Research
Metro North Health
A hub for world class research
Making research possible
Metro North Health’s high standard of research would not be possible without the support of the Metro North Research Coordinator Grants, Collaborative Research Grants, the RBWH Foundation and The Common Good.
Showcasing the future of research
The 2021 annual Metro North Research Excellence Awards attracted 71 phenomenal submissions that showcased the diverse and far-reaching research projects conducted by individual researchers and teams from across Metro North Health.
Research is vital in driving change in clinical practice to improve patient outcomes, and Metro North Health researchers are conducting ground-breaking research every day.
RESEARCH SNAPSHOT 2021
- Research Coordinator Grants
- Collaborative Research Grants
- A message from the RBWH Foundation
- A message from The Common Good
- Metro North Research Excellence Awards
- Research stories
- Technology and advanced manufacturing reducing pressure injuries
- Jamieson Trauma Institute leads ePMD safety with research
- Helping bone marrow patients live longer
- ‘Research yarning’ is helping to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
- Virtual reality trial opens potential new therapies for acquired brain injury
- HBI’s 3D printing and modelling improves patient care
- Caboolture Hospital set to lead ICU clinical trials across Queensland
- Nature may hold key to life affecting lung disease
- Redefining risk for heart attack patients
- Room service model research highlights patient and hospital benefits
- Strengthening Redcliffe Hospital’s research culture
- Community-based research takes a major leap forward
- Translating research into evidence-based aphasia therapy for patients
- Oral health collaboration focuses on improved ICU patient outcomes
- Understanding benefits and burdens of colonoscopy in frail older people
- Guidelines for nutrition post trans-oral robotic surgery