2022 Western Alliance Symposium Day 1

Day 1 Program: Monday 18 July 2022

Sterling Place Community Centre, Dunkeld 

4:00 pm, Community Gathering Space


Dr. Olivia King, Manager, Research Capability Building Program, Western Alliance

STaRR Emerging Researcher Showcase

Mrs. Alicia Boyd

St John of God, Warrnambool

Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): Post-operative swelling assessment – a feasibility study utilising Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS)


Mrs. Beth Davidson

Barwon Health

Improving the provision of prescribed food, fluid and mealtime supervision requirements in inpatient and aged care settings

Ms. Hayley Keane

South West Healthcare

The role of digital literacy in workplace e-learning – a study of low technology roles in public healthcare

Mrs. Holly Lewtas

Barwon Health

A novel communication tool for clients affected by trauma

Ms. Belinda Matthews

Grampians Health

Identification of female pelvic pain in a regional continence service



Miss. Laura Morrison

Barwon Health

Implementing a Risk Feeding Guideline and Education Program for multidisciplinary clinicians participating in risk feeding practice at Barwon Health

Mr. Jake Romein

East Grampians Health Services

A community-based modified sport program for rural community-dwelling older adults: A pilot study

Mrs. Jessica Seater & Ms. Alesha Sayner

Grampians Health

Feasibility of intra-infusion exercise in a regional chemotherapy day unit

5:00 pm, Memorial Hall                  


Professor Anna Peeters, Director, Institute for Health Information, Deakin University

DELIVER is a 5-year research program funded through a Medical Research Futures Fund that will Deliver Enhanced heaLthcare at home through optImising Virtual tools for oldEr people in Rural and regional Australia. Read more about DELIVER here.


Formal dinner and entertainment: Monday 18 July 2022

7:00 pm, Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld

MC: Mr. Drew Aras, Executive Officer, Western Alliance

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Clare Bowditch. Read more about Clare here.