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Getting Started

Embarking on research can feel intimidating, but we are here to help.

At Barwon Health we encourage you to conduct research projects within your department.

You will be mentored by experienced and recognised senior medical and research staff, and supported by experts in biostatistics, data management, research design and ethics.

Watch this video to find out how to get started.

The Barwon Health Research Development Unit (RDU) is here to help you plan your research project and submit your application. Email [email protected] and a member of the RDU team will get back to you within 24 hours. 

Once you’ve had a taste of research and are interested in a more formal research experience, Barwon Health offers Masters and PhD opportunities in partnership with Deakin University. Speak with your department head to find out more.


Useful resources for new researchers

STaRR Emerging Researcher Training

The STaRR Emerging Researcher mentored training program provides health practitioners with the foundational research skills needed to develop a research translation-focused project (i.e., a project that will develop evidence that will lead to changes in practice or policy, or use existing evidence to change current practice or policy).

All health practitioners, including clinicians, program managers and health promotion staff working in health service or primary care settings at Western Alliance partner organisations (Barwon Health, Colac Area Health, East Grampians Health Service, Grampians Health, Maryborough District Health Service, Portland District Health, South West Healthcare, Western District Health Service, Western Victoria PHN) are invited to apply for the STaRR program.

Western Alliance encourages those with limited or no prior research experience to apply. Western Alliance covers the cost of the training program, so you do not need to pay to participate.

Find out more here.



@research is an interactive website designed to provide regional, rural and remote healthcare workers with access to health services research skills training, templates, tools, and information.

You are imvited to use this site and share with your colleagues – there is something there for everyone, from novice to expert.

Click here to visit @research.


Australian Clincial Trials Education Centre (A-CTEC)

A-CTEC is a not for profit, Australia wide, member-based education platform, hosting a suite of evidence- based, interactive clinical trials education opportunities suitable for a range of learning needs.

Click here to visit A-CTEC.

Last Modified: Wednesday, 27 March 2024