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Bayside Research Advisory Group and Executive Director Greg Nolan are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Bayside Health Service Research Symposium. The symposium will be held at Redland hospital on Wednesday 15 November 2023.
This year's theme is ‘Building for the future’ in line with the exciting developments on campus which will provide unprecedented opportunities for translational research into the future.
This year, the committee are excited to announce the symposium will be held as a truly hybrid event, encouraging in-person attendance while also offering an online experience for attendees to access the content online.
Associate Professor Shaun O’Leary
Associate Professor Shaun O’Leary is a Clinical Academic in Physiotherapy, holding a conjoint position between the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland, and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Physiotherapy Department, and the statewide Neurosurgical/Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinics and Multidisciplinary Services (OPSC&MDS) in Queensland Health. Over the past decade one of Shaun’s key roles as a Clinical Academic has been assisting clinicians to build capacity for research and integrate research into their daily clinical roles.
Professor Melissa Bloomer
Professor Melissa Bloomer is the Professor in Critical Care Nursing, at Princess Alexandra Hospital ICU, a conjoint role with Griffith University. Melissa is a registered nurse and researcher. Her program of research primarily focuses on adult end-of-life care in acute and critical care environments, including end-of-life communication and decision-making, family care and participation, recognition of dying and clinician preparedness, and understanding and addressing the unique and often additional needs of vulnerable groups including older people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Melissa is also particularly passionate about identifying and reducing non-beneficial treatments at the end of life, so that the focus is on the ensuring each person gets the right care at the right time.
In recognition of Melissa’s program of research, which spans the gap between specialist palliative care and critical care, Melissa was named Postdoctoral Researcher of 2020 by the European Association for Palliative Care.