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Network breeds successful collaborations

The Curtin/St John of God (SJOG) Translational Research Network was established in 2014 to support the development of successful clinical research collaborations between the two organisations.

A regular follow up session on the collaborative projects within the network took place on Friday 13 May 2016 at SJOG Hospital. The event was facilitated by Adjunct Professor Nik Zeps, Director of Research at SJOG, and Professor Samar Aoun, Associate Dean of Research Faculty of Health Sciences. It was the fifth follow up session since the establishment of the network.

Dr Paul Cohen (SJOG-oncologist), Professor Gavin Leslie (Curtin Nursing), Shiva Sharif (Curtin Biomedical Engineering), Intan Oldakowska and Matthew Oldakowski (Curtin Mechanical Engineering),Dr Nik Zeps (SJOG Research Director), Professor Samar Aoun (Curtin Associate Dean).
Dr Paul Cohen, SJOG-oncologist, Professor Gavin Leslie, Curtin Nursing, Shiva Sharif, Curtin Biomedical Engineering, Intan Oldakowska and Matthew Oldakowski, Curtin Mechanical Engineering,Dr Nik Zeps, SJOG Research Director, Professor Samar Aoun, Curtin Associate Dean.

There were eight presentations at the session, four from senior Curtin researchers and four from early career researchers. Professor Rachel Huxley, School of Public Health, Professor Chris Reid, School of Public Health, Professor William Hart, Curtin Medical School and Professor Gavin Leslie, School of Nursing and Midwifery all delivered outstanding presentations.

Early career researchers Dr Shaouli Shahid, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Dr Mutsa Gumbie, School of Public Health, Shiva Sharif, Biomedical Engineering and Matthew Oldakowski, Mechanical Engineering, also presented excellent work.

Researchers focused on areas of common interests between the two organisations with a focus on translation into practice to build successful clinical research collaborations.