A special event to celebrate the announcement of the 2019 Board Chair Awards and the 2020 Research Support Scheme Grants recipients was held on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at the TRI Auditorium, Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Metro South Health is committed to recognising staff who demonstrate outstanding performance in healthcare for the benefit of our patients and community.
We believe that a strong reward and recognition program is vital in attracting and retaining quality staff and improving our workforce culture.
Congratulations to all recipients, special mentions and nominees. Click here to view the photo gallery.
Michelle Combo and the Courageous Conversations About Race Facilitation Team
Jo Sexton, Hepatology CNC, Gastroenterology, Logan Hospital
Helen Maney, Nurse Educator, Logan Hospital
The ROVE Team (Response to Occupational Violence Emergencies), Princess Alexandra Hospital
Operational Services Waste Team, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Decision Support System of the Zika Mozzie Seeker
Evelyn Towers, Director of Audiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Dr Helen Brown, Director of Neurology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Paula Foley, Director of Nursing, Clinical Strategic Projects, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Stan Belas, Fundraising Extraordinaire, QEII Hospital
Kimberley Swaysland, Relief Pool Manager, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Association between sarcopenia and functional deficits following severe traumatic brain injury
Research team: Marc Nickels, Prof Steven McPhail, Prof Marion Mitchell, Prof Adrian Barnett, Dr Matthew Grigg, Scott King, Azmat Ali
The Queensland Natural Disasters 2010-11 and 2019—did they influence the rate of suicide?
Research team: Prof David Crompton, Dr Stuart Leske, Peter Kohleis, Prof Gerry Fitzgerald, A/Prof Dan Siskind
Identification and clinical validation of novel genome stability factors as predictive biomarkers for systemic treatments in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Research team: Dr Connor O'Leary, Prof Ken O'Byrne, Dr Elizabeth McCaffrey, Rebecca Kimberley, Ian McPherson, Derek Richard, Mark Adams
Aspirin Resistance in Obese, Diabetic, and Elderly orthopaedic patients (ARODE Study)
Research team: Nameer van Oosterom, A/Prof Michael Barras, A/Prof Robert Bird, A/Prof Kate Campbell, Paul Zerafa, A/Prof Neil Cottrell, A/Prof Iulian Nusem
Evaluating the use of a shared care model for early dysphagia screening in the Logan Hospital Emergency Department
Research team: Pranika Lal, Dr Laurelie Wishart, Prof Elizabeth Ward, Dr Brian Wood, Carolann O'Donnell, Marnie Seabrook, Anne Coccetti
Pilot study on non-invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing for early detection of complications following pulmonary embolisms
Research team: Dr Chinthaka Samaranayake, Dr Gregory Keir, Prof John Upham, Dr Khoa Tran, Jarrod Warner
Development, implementation, and evaluation of a Cancer Pharmacy Telehealth Service for adult patients at the Princess Alexandra Hospital
Research team: Marissa Ryan, Dr Christine Carrington, Prof Elizabeth Ward, Dr Katharine Cuff, Dr Centaine Snoswell, Dr Clare Burns, Mhairi Mackinnon
Towards a fully integrated laryngology service: Validating the safety and efficacy of extended services offered through an existing speech pathology first point of contact clinic (SP-FPOCC) at Logan Hospital
Research team: Jennifer Davis, Prof Elizabeth Ward, A/Prof Bernard Whitfield, Maria Schwarz, Dr Ryan Adams, Jodie Howden
Evaluation of an Acute Cognitive Unit for severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
Research team: Frederick Graham, Prof Ruth Hubbard, Prof Amanda Henderson, Adjunct Prof Annette Broome, Dr Emily Gordon, Dr Lisa Kelly
Genomic characterisation of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinomas
Research team: Prof Sandro Porceddu, Dr Caroline Cooper, Dr Ann-Marie Patch, Dr Hon Trinh
Do patients with high risk prostate cancer harbour viable gonorrhoeae diplococci in their prostate tissue?
Research team: Dr Ian Vela, A/Prof Elizabeth Williams, Dr Patrick Thomas, Dr Ben Shepherd
A novel spherical array detector for patient-specific quality assurance of stereotactic radiotherapy/ radiosurgery treatment plans
Research team: A/Prof Prabhakar Ramachandran, Dr Mark Pinkham
Cell culture models for personalised medicine in patients with renal cell carcinoma
Research team: Dr Robert Ellis, Dr Simon Wood, A/Prof David Vesey, A/Prof Glenda Gobe, Dr Margaret Mansbridge, Dr Andrew Kassianos, Dr Jeffrey Goh
The therapeutic value of whole-body PET/MRI in patients with lymphoma
Research team: Dr Greg Hapgood, Dr Phillip Law, A/Prof Peter Mollee, Prof Ken Miles
Co-design, development, and feasibility of a digitally-enabled, personalised brief intervention for chronic pain and co-occurring prescription opioid misuse
Research team: Dr Rachel Elphinston, Prof Jason Connor, Prof Michele Sterling, Dr Farhad Fatehi
The effect of the ABCDEF bundle on delirium, functional outcomes and quality of life critically ill patients – a randomised controlled trial with embedded process evaluation
Research team: Kellie Sosnowski, Prof Marion Mitchell, A/Prof Hayden White, Penny Schofield, Simone Leigh Dullaway, Dr Francis Lin, Lynette Morrison
Advancing molecular imaging of kidney tumours: biomarker discover
Research team: Dr Robert Ellis, Dr Simon Wood, A/Prof Glenda Gobe, Prof Hemamali Samaratunga, Prof Graham Galloway, Dr Margaret Mansbridge
Using microbiome associated inflammatory biomarkers to predict and enhance treatment response among people with schizophrenia
Research team: A/Prof Dan Siskind, Prof Gerald Holtmann, Dr Ayesha Shah, Prof Mark Morrison, Nicola Warren, Darryl Eyles, Jake Gratten
Defining the clinical phenotype of autoimmune epilepsy
Research team: Dr Lisa Gillinder, Dr Nicola Warren, A/Prof Tony Kneebone, Dr Laura Clarke, Dr David Gillis
Personalised integrated care versus standard care for patients with severe unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms: a randomised controlled clinical trial
Research team: Prof Gerald Holtmann, Prof Jeff Coombes, Prof Nancy Pachana, A/Prof Veronique Chachay, Dr Natasha Koloski, Prof Michael Jones, Dr Che-Yung Chao
Predicting response to checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy and associated toxicities in melanoma patients using circulating auto antibodies repertoires
Research team: A/Prof Victoria Atkinson, A/Prof Andrew Barbour, Melissa Arneil, Dr Gregor Kijanka
Improving oral health outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis
Research team: Dr Stefan Blum, Dr Matthew Nangle, Dr Helen Boocock, Prof Julie Henry, Dr Andrew Swayne
Investigating immune evasion as the mechanism of resistance in patients relapsing following attainment of initial complete remission
Research team: Dr Colm Keane, Dr Simone Birch, Dr Greg Hapgood, Dr Jay Gunawardana
“The kids are not okay” – Understanding child and adolescent mental health presentations to the emergency department. A collaboration with the PREDICT network.
Research team: Dr Ben Lawton, Brooke Charters, Joanne Wild, Catherine Murphy, Prof Simon Craig, Thomas Morrison
Propofol versus Sevoflurane Pilot Study for management of Endovascular Retrieval of clot in ischaemic stroke: ProSPER
Research team: Dr David Highton, A/Prof Michael Barras, A/Prof David Sturgess, Dr Darshan Shah, Dr Kendall Redmond, Dr Danielle Crimmins, Allison Kearney
PREBIOTIC (Prospective Randomised Evaluation of preBiotics in Organ Transplantation to prevent Infectious Complications) study
Research team: Prof Carmel Hawley, Prof David Johnson, Prof Mark Morrison, Prof Katrina Campbell, Diana Leary, Elaine Pascoe, Dr Samuel Chan
Patient outcomes and healthcare resource utilisation in cirrhosis: role of unmet supportive care needs and health literacy
Research team: Prof Elizabeth Powell, Dr Kelly Hayward, Leigh Horsfall, Dr Carolyn McIvor, A/Prof Patricia Valery, Dr Kate Irvine
Magnetic resonance Imaging RAdiomics relationships with GEnomics and outcome of breast cancer in NeoAdjuvant Treatment setting (MIRAGE-NAT)
Research team: Dr Gorane Santamaria Hormaechea, Prof Sunil Lakhani, Prof Rahul Ladwa, Dr Prabakhar Ramachandran, Dr Thomas Lloyd, Prof Ian Bennett
Utilising health technologies to deliver specialist diet and exercise support to the homes of people with complex chronic conditions
Research team: Dr Ingrid Hickman, A/Prof Graeme Macdonald, A/Prof Nicole Isbel, Dr Dev Jegatheesan, Dr Hannah Mayr, A/Prof Katrina Campbell, Prof Jeff Coombes
Effectiveness of a Physiotherapy Conservative Management Program implemented for the management of urinary incontinence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women attending an Indigenous Primary Health Care Clinic: a pre-post intervention evaluation study
Research team: Dr Prabha Lakhan, Dr Annie Fonda, Janelle Greitschus, Sarah Hartin, Prof Noel Hayman, Mark Nelson, Audrey Burgin
REthinking the Model of Outpatient Diabetes Care utilising eHeaLth in Regional and Rural Populations (REMODeL)
Research team: Dr Anish Menon, A/Prof Anthony Russell, Prof Len Gray, A/Prof Mark Chatfield, A/Prof Tracy Comans, Dr Mohan Karunanithi, Dr Farhad Fatehi
Bridging the life expectancy gap: A multidisciplinary research program to reduce physical comorbidity among people living with schizophrenia by the MH-PHIT (Mental Health Physical Health Interventions Team)
Research team: A/Prof Dan Siskind, Dr Justin Chapman, A/Prof Anthony Russell, Prof Steve Kisely, Dr Shuichi Suetani, Dr Geoff Lau, Sharon Locke
A randomised placebo-controlled trial targeting the gastrointestinal microbiome in patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis with and without inflammatory bowel disease: A pilot study
Research team: Prof Gerald Holtmann, Prof Graeme Macdonald, Prof Mark Morrison, Dr Ayesha Shah, Dr Natasha Koloski, Prof Michael Jones, A/Prof Simon Keely
Evaluation of the Adverse Inpatient Medication Event Model
Research team: Prof Ian Scott, A/Prof Michael Barras, Nazanin Falconer, Dr Christopher Morris, Dr Centaine Snoswell, A/Prof Neil Cottrell, Dr Ahmad Abdel-Hafez
Cancer Evolution Biobank
Research team: Prof Andrew Barbour, Prof Mark Smithers, A/Prof Victoria Atkinson, Dr Lauren Aoude, Dr Vanessa Bonazzi
Highly multiplexed, digital spatial profiling of tumour tissue to predict response to immunotherapy
Research team: Prof Ken O’Byrne, Dr Arutha Kulasinghe, Dr Connor O'Leary, A/Prof Chamindie Punyadeera, Dr Rahul Ladwa, Ian McPherson, Patricia Davison
A Telehealth Cancer-Related Fatigue Clinic Model for Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial (The TCRF Trial)
Research team: Dr Rahul Ladwa, Prof Ray Chan, Elizabeth Pinkham, Dr Bena Brown, Prof Steve McPhail, Prof Carmen Escalante, Dis Prof Patsy Yates
Effects of exercise training on erectile and cardiovascular function in men with prostate cancer
Research team: A/Prof Eric Chung, Dr Handoo Rhee, Prof Alexandra McCarthy, Sarah McAllister, Dr Tina Skinner, Prof Jeff Coombes
In 2015, we established the annual Board Chair Awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements, outstanding performance and significant contributions to healthcare by our staff and volunteers. The awards are the highest honour within Metro South Hospital and Health Service.
We acknowledge the importance of healthcare research in achieving our vision of leading the health sector through high quality, connected, person-centred care.
Each year, we continue increasing allocations to research through the annual Research Support Scheme grants program, funding research-related infrastructure and projects, resulting in significant and far-reaching benefits for our consumers, our community, and for Metro South Health as an organisation.
This year, the 2019 Board Chair Awards was announced alongside the 2020 Research Support Scheme Grants and PA Research Foundation Research Awards at a special event, the inaugural Metro South Health Reward, Recognition and Research Excellence Awards (RRREA).
The Metro South Health Board Chair Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements, outstanding performance and significant contributions to healthcare by our staff.
In line with Metro South Health’s values, vision and purpose, the Award categories are: