The impact made a highly significant contribution to economy, society, environment or culture, beyond the contribution to academic research and a clear link between the associated research and the impact was demonstrated.
Public and Allied Health Sciences (FoR 11b)
Nursing protocols transform stroke care clinical practice
New nurse-led protocols for stroke patients, based on ACU research, led by the Nursing Research Institute, have resulted in changes to policy, guidelines and clinical practice across the globe. The protocols were developed through the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) Trial (published in the Lancet, 2011) to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing (FeSS) post-stroke.
Education (FoR 13)
Resolving challenges in early childhood learning through play
ACU’s Pedagogical Play Framework and associated apps integrate play-based pedagogy and intentional teaching to resolve a conceptual conflict in play-based learning models. It has spread across the early childhood sector nationally, as the central design concept in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) apps.
History and Archaeology (FoR 21)
Helping Forgotten Australians to find their past
Find and Connect is a resource that allows Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and anyone with an interest in the history of child welfare in Australia to access information about the country’s orphanages, children’s homes and other institutions. It provides users with access to personalised support and counselling, their personal information and records, and can help them to reconnect with family members.