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Celebrating 3 impact-full years of the Allied Health Research & Knowledge Translation Program

Tuesday, 22 March 2022


Barwon Health (BH) Allied Health & South West Healthcare (SWH) jointly bid for 1 of 10 recurrently funded 3-year positions in the Victorian Allied Health Research & Knowledge Translation (AHRKT) Program managed by the Department of Health. The inaugural position (BH 70% SWH 30% jobshare) commenced in 2019.

On Wednesday 23 March 2022, leadership and staff from the Allied Health & Research Directorates for BH&SWH met to celebrate the success of the program, and to thank Dr Olivia King, Dr Rosalie Boyce & Paul Dodemaide for their commitment to practice-based research, and in establishing the program across the Barwon South West region.


  • More than 40 allied health clinician research teams have been supported to advance projects
  • Papers at international, national and state conferences
  • 8 peer-reviewed publications
  • Support to clinician researchers undertaking and considering higher research degrees
  • Allied Health now a Strategic Research Program in the Barwon Health Research Strategic Plan 2021-25
  • Research grants involving BH&SWH AH staff and AHRKT, were successful for 9/12 grant applications, totalling $12,073,085 in the three-year period, including funding from the Medical Research Future Fund. The BH&SWH AHRKTL attributable share across the 9 grants is $1,691,232.

The service-transforming activities to come from these achievements are widespread and of significant value to our rural and regional communities.


BH&SWH are looking forward to welcoming the new Program Lead, Dr Denise Jones (pictured) in May 2022. For further information about the AHRKTL Program please click here or contact Dr Paula Harding, Barwon Health Allied Health Director.


Allied Research and Knowledge Translation Program Leads:

Rosalie BoyceOlivia Kingpaul dodemaideDenise Jones

Dr Rosalie Boyce                   Dr Olivia King                        Paul Dodemaide                     Dr Denise Jones

(2019-Mar 2022)                   (2019-Oct 2021)                    (Oct 2021-Mar 2022)               (May 2022 - )