Research Capability Building

With support from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Western Alliance is excited to have now commenced our centrepiece research capability building program, known as STaRR (Supporting Translation of Research in Rural and Regional areas). STaRR was informed by the results of a comprehensive scoping exercise, which included a realist synthesis literature review and the Victorian Rural/Regional Research Training Needs Project. The STaRR approach builds on the support from our Research Translation Coordinator positions, and includes a range of translation-focussed research training activities and resources, as well as support for organisation research planning. As part of the STaRR training component, 30 research mentors were identified across the region and have participated in Knowledge Translation training via a series of online workshops.

Throughout 2021, comprehensive training will be available for emerging researchers (supported by our mentors) and health managers and leaders.

An overview of the STaRR program can be found below, with further details and Expressions of Interest for specific initiatives to be available in early 2021.

 

Health Managers and Leaders Research Training:

Expressions of interest are now CLOSED for the health manager and leader research training program. Please note that this initiative is open to those working within Western Alliance member health services and PHN only. Please click on the following link to download the EOI form which also contains further information: Western Alliance STaRR Managers and Leaders Research Training EOI: Please send all completed EOIs to info@westernalliance.org.au by 11th March 2021 at 5pm and contact drewaras@westernalliance.org.au or olivia.king@barwonhealth.org.au if you have any questions.


Emerging Researchers Training Program:

Expressions of interest are now OPEN for the Emerging Researchers Training Program. The aim of this two-workshop program is to provide health practitioners with the foundational research skills needed to develop a research translation-focused project (i.e., a project that will lead to changes in practice or policy). Participants will also receive mentoring support and access to resources to assist them with developing their project. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply for a limited number of emerging researcher grants (valued at up to $5k per grant) upon the completion of this program. Please click on the following link to download the EOI form which also contains further information: STaRR emerging researcher EOI_FINAL.

Please send all completed EOIs to info@westernalliance.org.au by 1st June 2021 at 5pm and contact drewaras@westernalliance.org.au or olivia.king@barwonhealth.org.au if you have any questions.

 

STaRR Program Overview: