Thank you for participating in the 20221 South Australian Allied Health Research Forum.

The forum was held over two days and presented an opportunity for clinical researchers from Allied Health fields across South Australia to come together with leaders in Allied Health research and key industry partners. The program featured keynote speakers and clinical research presenters and we thank them for their time and expertise as they shared their valuable knowledge with us.

The theme of the forum was ‘Communicating value, creating impact’. This theme highlighted the importance of using communication and collaboration throughout the research continuum as well as bringing focus to how we create, measure and message the value of allied health research.

We wish to thank our industry and education partners, who continue to support not only this event, but who have invested in growing allied health research through funding, training and resource support. Specifically, we acknowledge the University of South Australia and The Hospital Research Foundation for their significant contributions to the Allied Health Research Collaboration funding program.

Thank you also to Dr Ingrid Lensink, Acting Chief Allied and Scientific Health Officer and the team at the Allied and Scientific Health Office (SA Health) without whom today’s event would not have been possible. Special thanks to Stephanie Forte, Rosalie Yandell from Allied and Scientific Health Office (ASHO) and Tracy Jones from Innovation Implementation and Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT) who formed part of the Organising Committee and worked diligently to make this event possible.

This forum was an opportunity for clinical researchers to explore networks and connections with fellow researchers and leaders in the allied health sector. The forum inspired allied health clinicians to embed research, knowledge translation and evidence informed practice into routine practice across the continuum of clinical settings and professions.

Access to the session recordings will be available until late January and can be accessed via your online portal access.  If you did not register to attend, please use the link below to register for access to the recordings.

Thank you for attending and we hope you found the event enjoyable and inspiring.

Saravana Kumar & Jo Nolan
Co-Convenors, 2021 South Australian Allied Health Research Forum

Session Recording Registration


If you did not register to attend the forum, but would like to access the presentation recordings, you can do so by clicking here.  Access to the recordings will be available until late January.


The Program is Provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds.  

The main program below is listed in Australian Central Daylight Savings Time (South Australia).

The committee considers all Australasian time zones and those of other regions where delegates will be based when creating the program. To check your timezone please click here.

You will be able to change the timezone in the online conference portal, so that session times reflect your timezone.


1230 – 1300

Icebreaker Networking

Take this opportunity to meet colleagues through small group meetings. Participants will be randomly allocated through a series of 5-minute video chats for the duration of the Networking session.  You never know who you might meet!

Session Chair: Jo Nolan
1300 – 1305 Welcome & Housekeeping
The Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing
Aboriginal Health Equity; co-design & culturally safe practice in research
Kim Morey, Platform Lead: Health Systems Research, Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
Dr Natasha Howard, Senior Research Fellow, Platform Lead: Implementation Science, Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
Implementing a behaviour management approach in the hospital setting for individuals with challenging behaviours during acute traumatic brain injury
Heather Block, PhD Candidate, Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University, Occupational Therapist, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health
1355 – 1400 BREAK

SESSION ONE – Oral Presentations

Session Chairs: Jo Nolan & Rosalie Yandell

1400 – 1410 Support for children and families after parental acquired brain injury (ABI): moving from sequalae to inter-generational development of ABI educational technology
Kate Dawes
1410 – 1420 A Novel Advanced Scope Physiotherapist Clinic for Rheumatology
Alison Wigg
1420 – 1430 Delivering an evidence based dyadic intervention for people with dementia using telehealth
Associate Professor Kate Laver
1430 – 1440 Utlising students to generate evidence in practice & support research capacity
Sally Marotti
1440 – 1450 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: changing lives and saving resources
Sharon Heerebrand & Jemma Bray
1450 – 1500 Faecal microbiota transplantation with dietary therapy for acute ulcerative colitis
Alice Day
1500 – 1510 Measuring and Building Research Capacity and Culture – NALHN
Professor Stacey George
1510 – 1520 Live Q&A with all presenters
1520 – 1530 BREAK
1530 – 1555

SESSION TWO – Collaborative Grants Presenters

Session Chair: Kelly Donnellan

Lightning presentations (5 slides in 5 minutes)
Improving patient access to public sector women’s health physiotherapy resources
Tara Beaumont
Biomechanical Swallowing Changes in People with Moderate-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Mistyka Schar
Determination of energy requirements following application of a biodegradable dermal matrix after severe burn injury: a pilot study
Rochelle Kurmis
Providing multidisciplinary pain management to regional South Australia: establishing a timely and cost-effective model of service delivery
Joseph Orlando
1555 – 1600 BREAK

SESSION THREE – In Conversation

Session Chair: Saravana Kumar

1600 – 1630 In Conversation
Insider Knowledge – what the decision maker is looking for
Bronwyn Masters, Executive Director Operations, Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network



1230 – 1300

Icebreaker Networking

Take this opportunity to meet colleagues through small group meetings. Participants will be randomly allocated through a series of 5-minute video chats for the duration of the Networking session.  You never know who you might meet!



Session Chair: Saravana Kumar

1300 – 1305 Welcome & Housekeeping
Driving allied health into the future
Dr Ingrid Lensink, Acting Chief Allied & Scientific and Allied Health Officer, SA Health
From research pilot to state-wide program; implementing telerehabilitation across all allied health settings
Kate Osborne, Program Manager, Statewide Telerehabilitiation, Rural Support Services
Chris Leung, Clinical Lead – Allied Health, Statewide Telerehabilitation, Rural Support Services
Research translation: The Road to Impact
Wendy Keech, Chief Executive Officer, Health Translation SA
1355 – 1400 BREAK

SESSION FIVE – Oral Presentations

Session Chair: Dr Katrina Li

1400 – 1410 A partnership exploration of Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway outcomes
Jodie May
1410 – 1420 Practicing Art Therapy for Trauma in Australia
Holly Bowen
1420 – 1430 The Feasibility and Efficacy of providing early rehabilitation to patients: following mild traumatic brain injury
Maggie Killington
1430 – 1440 REDUCE: Reducing Delirium with the ‘Eat Walk Engage’ program
Sarah Hunter
1440 – 1450 Management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions prior to public-sector orthopaedic referral in South Australia
Melissa Cooney
1450 – 1500 Using co-design in inpatient rehabilitation to develop strategies to implement the 2017 Stroke Clinical Guidelines
Maria West & Allison Barker
1500 – 1510 Knowledge synthesis to inform nutrition policy and practice: case studies scoping reviews, meta-analysis and umbrella reviews
Professor Rebecca Golley
1510 – 1520 Live Q&A with all presenters
1520 – 1530 BREAK
1530 – 1550

SESSION SIX – Collaborative grants presenters

Session Chair: Dr Anson Chau

Lightning presentations (5 slides in 5 minutes)
Demonstrating the impact of rehabilitation and recovery orientation service
Adrian Leet & Shaun Dennis
Rocker sole footwear for the treatment of painful midfoot osteoarthritis: design and initial roll-out of pilot randomised controlled trial
Dr John Arnold
Stakeholders’ perceptions, expectations and experiences of a statewide Australian hospital pharmacist foundation residency program: A qualitative descriptive study
Yu Ting Sim
1550 – 1555 BREAK

SESSION SEVEN – In Conversation

Session Chair: Saravana Kumar

1555 – 1625 In Conversation
‘Communicating value, creating impact’; the importance of collaboration across the research continuum
Associate Professor Paul Rothmore, Associate Professor in Physiotherapy, The University of Adelaide 
Professor Susan Hillier, Dean of Research UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance, University of South Australia
Professor Stacey George, Professor, Occupational Therapy, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
1625 – 1635

Awards & Close

Jo Nolan & Saravana Kumar


All ePosters will be available to view in the Resource Gallery in the online conference platform. You can view ePosters and leave comments at anytime whilst the online platform is open.

Identifying stumbles to prevent impact of falls Nicky Baker
Clinical Supervision: How Supervisors Add Value Nicky Baker
Habitual Dietary Fibre And Prebiotic Intake In Inadequate In Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Rachel Davis
Exclusive Enteral Nutrition: an optimal care pathway for use in adult patients with active Crohn’s disease Alice Day
Health-related quality of life improves over the duration of rehabilitation in the home services Shelley Fulton
Supporting the schooling of children with cancer: Families’ perspectives of the WCH’s Oncology Education Programme Anne Gannoni
Intern Pharmacist Participation in Consultant Ward Rounds: A Pilot Study on Interprofessional Practice Wala Hamid Haj Ali
A 2-year retrospective review of opioid-patch related incident reports across South Australian hospitals Jacinta Johnson
NALHN Pilot 12-Week Group Program for People with Borderline Personality Disorder Frances Nettle
An observational study of the provision of nutrition to Neonates <34 weeks gestation in the Lyell McEwin Hospital Special Care Nursery Anna Ritan
Effects of standard versus energy dense feeds on gastric retention, calorie delivery, and glycaemia in critically ill patients Matt Summers
Weekly versus fortnightly Allied Health early intervention for children with diagnosed/suspected developmental delay Nicolette Varvounis & Jessica Frost
“HPE app”: Creating a High Protein and Calorie diet app to promote interactive learning for rehabilitation patients. Natalie Wakeham & Cassandra Lawless
Paliperidone 3-monthly injection – experience in a real-world setting Alice Wisdom
Scars of childhood stress exposures: A Systematic Review Natasha Wood

IT Requirements

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Below is a list of all the streaming platforms that will be used during the online conference. Your IT department will need to allowlist these programs to enable you to access the online events.

*These are not weblinks and cannot be tested through pasting them into an internet browser

Please note: If you are accessing the platform using Google Chrome, then you should experience no issues gaining access to the online conference portal from within your workplace. If the above sites are not whitelisted, then your organisation may block access to the streamed presentations and conference sessions and you will not be able to watch any of the sessions.

If you have any concerns about accessing the online conference portal, please email mail@conferencedesign.com.au

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  • https://provisioning.e-connecting.net

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