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Peninsula Health staff star at Victorian Allied Health Research Conference

Pictured: Michelle Sargent and the poster explaining her research project.

Eleven Peninsula Health staff members presented their research to other allied health professionals from across Victoria at the Victorian Allied Health Research Conference last month.

“We have a strong research culture at Peninsula Health so this conference was a fantastic opportunity for us to share some of the great initiatives and projects happening at Peninsula Health,” explained Dr Cylie Williams, Allied Health Research Lead at Peninsula Health.

Presentations by staff covered a wide range of topics including foot health of aged care residents, managing vitamin D status in adults and inter-professional education.

Staff who attended said the conference demonstrated the importance of allied health staff from different disciplines working together.

Michelle Sargent, Head of Speech Pathology at Peninsula Health said it was great to exchange knowledge with other allied health professionals and to hear about new initiatives and programs that could be implemented at Peninsula Health.

“It was a wonderful day – to experience so many Allied Health professionals together for the purpose of sharing, learning and improving was truly magnificent!” Michelle said.

Full list of presentations

Simone Cranage- Gait and lower limb observation of paediatrics (GALLOP)

Alicia James- Health related quality of life of children with calcaneal apophysitis: Child & parent perception

Cylie Williams- Students’ responses to a simulated interprofessional education intervention to teach falls prevention

Georgia Coombes-Understanding the foot health of aged care residents

Michelle Sargent and Sharon Flitman- Giving a voice to people with chronic communication impairments: A feasibility study

Karen Edis and Alice Goodman-   Review of dietetic documentation and clinical handover processes at Peninsula Health

Georde Vuilermin, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Ross Iles and Cylie Williams- FLEXAR: deFining Lumbar Extension, FleXion and Rotation in the workplace

Helen Stratmann- Evaluation of the Peninsula Health “management of adult vitamin D status” clinical practice guideline

For more information about any of the above presentations, email Cylie Williams cyliewilliams@phcn.vic.gov.au.