Health Sciences

Health Sciences blitzes Research competition

Prof Julie Hides, who has been involved in physio practice and research for 24 years; her innovative work involves using MRI and ultrasound imaging to improve the effectiveness of motor control-based intervention programs for people with lower back pain.

Prof Sandy Middleton, whose study into Acute Stroke Care has made discoveries which could change stroke vastly advance patient care, improving patient outcomes and reducing death, disability and dependency.

Dr Karen Page, who is involved in conducting a three stage study to improve depression and anxiety screening of patients with heart disease through implementing a multidisciplinary clinical pathway

Dr Douglas Whyte, who is researching the role of the brain in fatigue. The long-term goal of the research is to investigate the interaction and consequent dysfunction that occurs between the autonomic and somatic nervous systems in multiple disease states and clinical populations.)

Prof Kim Walker, who is working with St Vincent's Private Hospital to develop a strategy for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) prevention in hospitalised patients. The research aims to improve VTE prophylaxis for hospitalised patients thus decreasing both the physical and financial burden of the disease to the community.