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TitleClinical guidance documents as an educational resource
SupervisorDr Kiah Evans
Research areaHealth Sciences
Project description

Clinical guidance documents, such as guidelines, consensus statements and algorithms, are created to translate health related evidence into clinical practice. However, this is reliant on clinicians having sufficient awareness and learning associated with these clinical guidance documents. Health professions educators, including those based at universities, training providers and workplaces, play a key role in identifying relevant clinical guidance documents and embedding these within formal and informal curriculum. This research project will involve investigating the literature surround effective knowledge translation strategies when implementing clinical guidance documents, along with mixed methodology data collection from key stakeholders (e.g. clinicians, health professions educators, clinical guidance document developers, NHMRC) to understand how clinical guidance documents are, and could, be used as an educational resource. 

Location: This community-based project will be part of a national research program that is being led by UWA. Although the core research team are based in Perth (primarily at UWA), there would be flexibility for the successful PhD candidate to be based in another Australian location.

Opportunity statusOpen
Open date01 Sep 2023
Close date02 Dec 2024
Funding source

Applicants are encouraged to apply for a RTP Scholarship in UWA's Domestic Scholarship Round via iAthena.

Value: $35,000 per annum

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Dr Kiah Evans (profile)

Specific project requirement

A health degree qualifying the individual to be recognized as a clinician (e.g. AHPRA registration or equivalent) is preferred.

Nationality: Australian Citizen and Permanent Resident

Additional information

Project manager reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

Course typeDoctorates