Allied Health Research

The Chief Allied Health Office recognises the importance of research and is committed to building research capacity in our allied health practitioners.

To support this, we have established an Allied Health Research Support Grants initiative designed to build research skills capacity in the ACT Health allied health workforce based on an inter-professional approach to enhance clinical skills and improve patient outcomes.


Allied Health Research Support Grants

Applications are open to ACT Health allied health staff and can be based on research, development, quality improvement and/or evaluation activities. Applications are assessed on the following criteria:

  • Focus is inter-professional and ideally involves at least two different health professional disciplines
  • Involves a clinical service focus or clinical education focus
  • Aligns with ACT Health strategic priorities and values

Grant Value:  Grants commence at a minimum of $500 up to a maximum of $5000.

The Allied Health Research Support Grants round is conducted once each financial year. The 2016/17 round is now closed. The 2017/18 round is expected to open in September 2017.

For more information about the Allied Health Research Support Grants initiative please contact Ned Jelbart at or on (02) 6205 3058.


Allied Health Research Awards

The Chief Allied Health Office also recognises allied health research excellence through a range of award programs as below:

Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM)

  • Best Allied Health Oral Presentation at CHARM - $500 Professional Development Grant
  • Best Allied Health Poster Presentation at CHARM - $500 Professional Development Grant

In 2016 the above two awards were co-sponsored by the University of Canberra.  

Allied Health Awards for Excellence

An award for Research Excellence (which includes a $500 Professional Development Grant) is included in the awards program at the annual ACT Health Allied Health Symposium.


Additional Support

Allied health staff working at either Calvary Health Care ACT or ACT Health can access library resources related to their work through their respective library service. Library staff may be able to assist in the provision of information and/or courses that update staff on current library e-resources and teach efficient and effective database searching skills.

Further information about research at ACT Health can be found at