Within the Centre for Functioning and Health Research we have multiple projects running which we can discuss with students to determine which ones would interest them. However the majority have a central focus on populations with swallowing impairments or patients with head and neck cancer – these will be dominant areas of research.

Expected outcomes and deliverables:

Participants will have the opportunity to work with a range of clinical research teams within Queensland Health facilities. Scholars will be given opportunity to skills in a range of aspects of research methods – depending on the projects they wish to be part of – from assisting with literature searching, data collection, analysis to writing. All will be supervised and supported. If appropriate, students may have an opportunity to participate in publications associated with the research they engage in.

Suitable for:

Students must be in the speech pathology professional program (Bachelors or Masters level) with an interest in clinical research. Preferably the student would have completed their lectures in Dysphagia management.

Futher info: 

The student would be based at the Centre for Health Research (CFAHR), an Allied health Research capacity building team within Queensland Health. CFAHR is located opposite the Princess Alexandra Hospital in the Buranda Village Complex on level 3.  Students will need their own laptop and be able to access Eduroam. They may also need to travel to other Queensland health sites (eg., Royal Brisbane Hospital) depending on projects.

Project members

Professor Elizabeth Ward

Professor in Speech Pathology & Conjoint Professor
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences