The Allied Health Network includes research within, across, and beyond the Northern Sydney Local Health District, focussing on the role of allied health professionals in patient care, from assessment and diagnosis to the informed and effective management of patients across the life-span. The Northern Sydney Local Health District Allied Health Research team undertakes activities which encourage the participation of allied health clinicians in research activities.
The Allied Health Research Committee (AHRC), which consists of representatives from Allied Health disciplines across NSLHD, assists in building research and promotes evidence-based practice and research within Allied Health disciplines. In 2020, the AHRC brought together key Allied Health clinicians, managers and research leaders from across the District to develop an Allied Health research action plan. In conjunction with the AHRC, the Allied Health research team are currently working with key partners to operationalize the strategic direction for AH research.
We provide support for our researchers via the Allied Health Kickstarter Research Grants. These grants are supported by the NSLHD and University of Sydney and are an initiative to support Allied Health Research in its earliest stages.
Our Allied Health team at NSLHD has important partnerships with Sydney MSK, University of Sydney, CSIRO, Sydney Health Partners, the Kolling Institute and the Agency for Clinical Innovation, as well as many important industry partners.