Fellowships & Scholarships

The aim of the Western Alliance Associate Research Fellowship & Scholarship program is to support development of collaborative, applied and translational research that will improve health outcomes for people and communities in the western region of Victoria.


Cara Hill– Higher Degree By Research Scholar 2023

Cara will be completing her PhD with Deakin University to implement best-practice meal-related dysphagia interventions to improve mealtime-related quality of life for people living with dysphagia in rural and regional aged care facilities in western Victoria. Cara works clinically as a Speech Pathologist and also as a research assistant. This PhD program will be based at Grampians Health and will complement the work she will be leading as part of her Western Alliance Rapid Applied Research Translation Grant.


Michael Pang – Higher Degree By Research Scholar 2023

Michael, a senior clinician Physiotherapist from Grampians Health, will be completing his PhD with Federation University to investigate whether continuing professional development positively influences allied health workforce retention in regional and rural Victoria.