Research Translation Fellowships
The Research Translation Fellowship (RTF) Program supports up to five Fellows to develop their capability to translate evidence-based interventions into routine clinical practice.
Sydney Health Partners’ Research Translation Fellowship Program provides five Fellowships for clinicians/health professionals and academic researchers that provide protected time to upskill in research translation methods, and implement health care improvement projects whilst remaining in their substantive position.
As part of the program, the Fellows are provided with:
- salary stipend to enable dedicated research time ranging from 0.4 - 0.5FTE per week
- educational stipend of up to $5,000 to support learning and professional development
- project fieldwork assistance valued at up to $5,000 towards pre-specific research costs.
Fellows must complete a research translation project, focusing on either:
- implementation, scale up and impact; or
- health equity and access.
Fellowships commenced in October 2021 and will conclude by the end of June 2023, with the possibility of extension subject to funding support and approval from the applicant’s employer.
- Dr Jillian Eyles - Research Fellow, Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Kolling Institute, University of Sydney
- Merran Findlay - Executive Research Lead in Cancer Nutrition, Sydney Local Health District
- Dr Alan Ma - Clinical Geneticist, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network at Westmead
- Dr Robyn Sierla - Lymphoedema Therapist, Sydney Local Health District
- Dr Nicholas Williams – Neonatologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
2021-23 Research Translation Fellowship Projects
- Dr Jillian Eyles: Using participatory methods to develop and evaluate strategies designed to address determinants and gaps in the implementation of the Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program’ (to Change Map Part II).
- Dr Merran Findlay: Leading Better valuE SupporTive CARE for patients with head and neck cancer (BEST CARE)
- Dr Alan Ma: Value, Effectiveness and Scalability of the Genomic MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) Model
- Dr Robyn Sierla: Implementation of a clinical decision support system to operationalise lymphoedema assessment data.
- Dr Nicholas Williams: C3PO: Care, coordination and communication (C3) for improving extremely preterm (P) infant outcomes (0)