Allied health professionals play a key role in shaping and delivering new and more effective models of health care and are central to meeting the future needs of the community with regards to their health and welfare needs. This includes preventing ill health and supporting healthier lives. Research being conducted within the School of Allied Health ranges from benchtop to the bedside and into the community. Research within the school is closely aligned with the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ), which a multidisciplinary research institute that has a focus on translatable, interdisciplinary research that will achieve measurable improvements in health and wellbeing. Research staff and students from the school are affiliated with the three main research programs within the MHIQ, namely: Understanding Chronic Conditions, Building Healthy Communities and Optimising Health Outcomes.
Areas of research strength
Research within the School of Allied Health Sciences is cross-disciplinary and spans the disciplines of Exercise and Sport, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Counselling and Speech Pathology. The school has specific research strengths in the areas of social and cultural effects of cancer, musculoskeletal conditions and cardiorespiratory/metabolic conditions.
- Exercise and Sport
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Occupational Therapy
- Rehabilitation Counselling
- Speech Pathology
The School of Allied Health Sciences is located on the Gold Coast campus adjacent to the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH). The School has strong links with clinicians and researchers from GCUH as well as other hospitals and health services throughout South East Queensland and beyond. Researchers from the school actively collaborate with leading researchers in their fields locally, nationally and internationally.
Any enquiries about research in the School of Allied Health Sciences can be directed to the Deputy Head of School (Research), Professor Rod Barrett.
Higher degrees within the School of Allied Health Sciences
The school offers higher degrees by research through a variety of pathways. The higher degrees by research that may be undertaken within the School include: Master of Medical Research, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. The following links may be useful for any students considering a research higher degree at Griffith University.
- Research study at Griffith
- Higher degree by research
- Higher degree by research scholarships
- Griffith Experts
- Menzies Health Institute of Queensland (MHIQ)