The University Hospital Geelong Emergency Department research team has been involved in a wide range of clinical and systems based research around emergency department care over many years. Multisite and collaborative studies have been undertaken investigating both acute emergencies, diagnostics, treatments and public health issues around emergency presentations.
A wide range of methodologies have been employed in previous and current research including quantitative as well as qualitative and mixed methodology approaches. The wide range of clinical care provided in the University Hospital Geelong Emergency Department has lent itself to a broad range of clinical, translational and systems care research with multiple internal and external collaborations to broaden the scope of research outside of local emergency care.
The early uptake of new modalities of care, systems approaches and models of supervision has also been a consistent theme of the emergency department and is reflected in the research undertaken both in the past and currently. Increasing participation in larger collaborative clinical research projects is an ongoing focus.
|Australasian College of Emergency Medicine||AFL|
|Deakin University||Epworth HealthCare|
|Regional healthcare groups including South West Healthcare and Colac Area Health||St John of God Health Care|
We have a whole of department approach to research with many contributors from medical, nursing and other clinical groups. Key contributors include:
- Dr Michael Sheridan, Director of Emergency Department
- Dr Bruce Bartley, Deputy Director Emergency Department
- Dr Julian Stella, Head of Research in the Emergency Department
- Dr Jeremy Furyk, Staff specialist and researcher
- Dr Michael Ragg, Staff specialist
- Dr Stephen Gill, Physiotherapist and researcher
- Nicole Lowry, Research Assistant
- NHMRC - Driving Change: 2018-2020
- NHMRC - The Kids Are Not OK: 2019-2021
- AFL - Injury profiles of female Australian Rules Football players: a survey of Geelong and South-Western Victoria: 2019-2021
Support Our Research
Participate in a clinical trial
To find out about clinical trials currently underway at Barwon Health, click here.
Clinical trials require ongoing investment and there are several ways to support this amazing work.
You can make a donation today and contribute to an item on our research wish list, consider a bequest in your will, or establish a lasting legacy fund in your name. No matter what size, your philanthropic support with deliver an immediate impact.
To donate now or for more information and further discuss your support, please contact the Barwon Health Foundation.
Small donations of $1000 up to $5000 would provide hours of nursing support to assist in a number of projects requiring data and coding inputs
Medium donations could provide seed funding for larger projects requiring more input. This could be put towards a number of projects exploring the impact of COVID and lockdown laws on ED presentations. $16000 would create a 0.3 EFT nursing research assistant position for half a year
Larger donations could help fund the ongoing research assistant position with $30000+ funding the research assistant for a year at 0.3+ EFT.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 09 August 2022
Dr Julian Stella MBBS, FACEM
Head of Research
University Hospital Geelong
Ryrie St, Geelong Vic 3220