Since its inception in 2003 the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence has been focused on taking the message of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in Allied Health to the world. iCAHE’s internal evidence based practice and policy research groups focus on quality and safety in clinical practice, health services and professional education.
The group’s current research interests include:
- Cardiopulmonary research (led by Dr Kylie Johnston) is focused at improving the care of people with lung conditions with people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Consumer engagement (led by Guest Research Associate, Dr Angela Berndt) focusses on evidence-informed consumer engagement in health research, governance, policy, services and care.
- Early childhood intervention (led by Dr Kobie Boshoff) work with families, early childhood services, therapists and other professionals to conduct and disseminate research on early intervention to enable children to optimise their learning, growth and development.
- Health services research and implementation science (led by Dr Saravana Kumar) investigates health services, its structures and processes and the patient journey through the healthcare system using evidence-based practice as a vehicle to improve the quality and safety of healthcare by accessing, synthesising and implementing best available evidence.
- Medical Radiations (led by Prof. Eva Bezak) is an emerging area of research in iCAHE which will include clinically relevant research in the medical radiation professions.
- Musculoskeletal therapy research (led by Dr Steve Milanese) brings together researchers from a range of therapy disciplines including podiatry, occupational therapy, medical radiation and physiotherapy to focused on developing the evidence to solve real world musculoskeletal therapy issues.
- Stroke and rehabilitation (led by A/Professor Susan Hillier and Dr Shylie Mackintosh) brings together highly skilled researchers who have combined their clinical experience and research interests to work in the area of stroke care and recovery and in rehabilitation more broadly and are able to take relevant information from the neuroscience bench or published evidence and implement changes in clinical settings.
- Teaching and learning in the therapies (led by Dr Steve Milanese and Dr Maureen McEvoy) focuses on strategies to optimise the learning experience for students in the therapies.
iCAHE is an international leader in allied health research and evidence translation and has university partnership agreements in South Africa, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong and the United States of America.