Research and consultation

Listed on this page are the latest primary care research and consultation opportunities in the Brisbane south region.*

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is creating new resources to help clinicians and parents/caregivers support healthy growth in kids. We are currently looking for primary and community health professionals to inform this vital work and would love participation from your general practitioner network. Remuneration is available for GPs who participate as sole traders. If interested, please register here.

Mackenzie’s Mission is a federally funded research study investigating the best way to deliver a national reproductive genetic carrier screening program across Australia. This screening will give prospective parents information about their likelihood of having a child with a severe genetic condition. Couples will be enrolled into the study by selected healthcare professionals and will receive free reproductive genetic carrier screening for roughly 750 conditions.

Participating healthcare professionals will receive training from the study team, enabling them to appropriately offer information about Mackenzie’s Mission and ensure their patients can make an informed decision about participating. Couples will then complete their consent and testing via an online portal to minimise the impact on healthcare professionals time.

For more information, click here. You can register your interest to participate through this email address or call 1800 466 466.

Griffith University is conducting research to explore the quality of dietetic practice in the primary care setting. We are currently seeking health care professionals for two studies: a 10-minute online survey and/or a 30-minute telephone interview.

The online survey contains ten statements describing dietetic practice in an “ideal world”. Through this survey, it will help us to better understand how to improve the system to meet the needs and wants of all involved. Individuals who complete the survey go into the draw to win one of 4x $50 Coles Group gift cards. Survey is here.

The telephone interview aims to learn about healthcare professionals’ experiences referring patients to dietetic services in the primary care setting. This research aims to apply complexity science to primary care dietetics to learn about how the system operates to deliver high-quality care. The model developed in this study will be used to interpret and plan future quality improvement research and initiatives. Individuals who complete an interview will receive a $20 Coles Group gift card. Expressions of Interests through here.

The University of Melbourne is now recruiting for HOMESIDE: a randomised control study exploring the effects of home-based Music and Reading activities for people living with dementia and their family caregivers.

Previous research indicates that activities like music and reading may help to increase wellbeing, strengthen relationships, and improve care for people with dementia. In our study, this effect is being investigated comprehensively for the first time. We would welcome you recommending the study to anyone you know or work with that may be interested.

In response to COVID-19, HOMESIDE is now delivered entirely online, making it available to anyone eligible across Australia. For more information, please visit www.homesidestudy.eu/australia.

An integrated model of care to support General Practitioners (GPs) with the management of complex patients with chronic disease, enhance early detection and manage early deterioration is being developed to be trialed in the Logan area.

The Connecting Care for Chronic Disease initiative aims to keep people well in the community and prevent emergency department presentations and hospital admissions by providing an opportunity for GPs to enhance the care of people with chronic disease as part of a health care system that is patient centred, evidence based, integrated and addresses the socio-economic determinants of health.

This short survey will help identify education and training needs for GPs in the Logan and Inala areas on Type 2 diabetes and co-morbidities of cardiovascular and renal disease.

Complete the survey here.

This study is being conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Wollongong, and clinicians and general practitioners affiliated with the Royal Hospital for Women, the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute and Bungendore Medical Centre.

The study uses a cross-sectional survey method to explore GP’s current knowledge, understanding and perspectives about breast density information and notification, including public messaging about breast density. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and GPs will have a chance to be entered into the draw for one of five $100 vouchers upon completion. To find out more and take part in the study, interested GPs can click here.

Autism QLD have consulted with people on the autism spectrum and their families, and a small group of General Practitioners (GPs) to develop the autism and GP training workshops. They are keen to hear from a wider range of GPs and mental health practitioners to inform the development of additional training workshops.

GPs, mental health practitioners and psychiatrists are invited to complete a survey about their experience working with people on the autism spectrum, and where knowledge gaps may be, to inform the development of new resources. Complete the survey here.

Researchers from The University of Queensland, Centre for Online Health are recruiting primary care clinicians (general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and other allied health staff) to participate in a short interview (approximately 30 minutes) for a research study.

The purpose of this study is to explore the perspectives and experiences of primary care clinicians on providing telephone and video conference consultations in primary care settings. We hope that this will help generate findings for future recommendations for telehealth services that benefit both clinicians and patients.

For more information, please contact Keshia De Guzman by email (uqkdeguz@uq.edu.au). Participation in this study is completely voluntary and has been approved by the UQ Ethics Committee (UQ/2020002824). Find out more here. View the research consent form here.

Syphilis in pregnant women and their newborn infants in Queensland: assessment of outcomes and evaluation of barriers to care.

The University of Queensland; Children’s Health Queensland HHS; Metro North HHS; Mater Health Service.

Have You Diagnosed or Managed SYPHILIS During a PREGNANCY or provided care to a NEONATE born to someone diagnosed with syphilis during a pregnancy?

In South East Queensland (SEQ), the incidence of syphilis infection in pregnancy has been increasing during the last decade with a resultant increase in cases of congenital syphilis and syphilis-associated adverse perinatal outcomes (Queensland Health, 2018).

We’re looking for healthcare professionals who have had experience in screening and/or managing a syphilis diagnosis in pregnancy, congenital syphilis and/or neonates diagnosed with syphilis to take part in an interview of approximately 30 to 60 minutes at a time and place most convenient for them. During the interview, we will explore your experiences and thoughts about the management of syphilis in pregnancy.

Participants will receive a $150 gift card following the interview as a token of appreciation of your time.

Are you eligible?

  • Australian-licensed healthcare professional over 18 years of age
  • Have experience in screening and/or managing syphilis diagnosis in pregnancy, congenital syphilis and/or in neonates

If you are interested in learning more about the study and being involved, please contact Dr Judith Dean: j.dean4@uq.edu.au or James Fowler: james.fowler@uq.edu.au

Submissions

To submit your research opportunity for inclusion on this list, please email us a 200-word summary of your opportunity, including any associated documentation and hyperlinks. Research opportunities will remain on this list for two months unless early removal is requested.

*This is not a comprehensive list of research and consultation opportunities in our region. Inclusion on this list is at the discretion of researchers who have submitted the listing to us. As such, information in the listings may not reflect the views or values of Brisbane South PHN and we do not endorse the information contained therein.

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