Research, Education & Training

December 2020

WSLHD Kickstarter Grant Recipients for 2021



The WSLHD Research and Education Network would like to advise the WSLHD community of the recipients of the Kickstarter Grants for 2021. Each grant is worth $10,000

Allied Health
Chin-Yen Yeo Pharmacy Making Choices Together: A pharmacist-led study on antibiotic health literacy in hospital inpatients
Nada Bechara Podiatry Does supplementation with vitamin C improve healing of foot ulcers?
Katherine Maka Physiotherapy Utility of patient-reported pre-assessment summary for interdisciplinary management of spinal pain in a hospital setting

Blacktown Mt Druitt Medical
Dr Jia Liu Medical Oncology Prognostic and predictive biomarkers in Stage III NSCLC treated with chemoradiotherapy and consolidation durvalumab
Dr Jocelyn Jiang Immunology Surrogate Markers of Neuroinflammation in CSF
Dr Jacqueline Chen Endocrinology Using Artificial Intelligence software in detecting vertebral fractures

Nursing & Midwifery
Nelson Ubera Auburn Community Dialysis Centre Effects of cognitive function on falls, fractures and withdrawal from renal replacement therapy in patients on haemodialysis

Congratulations to all recipients!

Contact for more information: 

Mark Smith


Submitted by Mark Smith

Westmead Charitable Trust Grant Recipients for 2021



The Westmead Charitable Trust Grant would like to inform the WSLHD of the Recipients of its Grants for for 2021

Early Career Medical Grants ($120,000 pa for up to 2 years)
Candidate must be within five years from the award of PhD or last formal research or training degree/diploma [whichever is the latest]
Dr Tania Moujaber Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre
Dr Ahmer Mohammad Hameed Surgery
Dr Pierre Qian Cardiology

Allied Health Career Development Grants ($50,00 pa for up to 2 years)
Candidate must be enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research
Marie March Physiotherapy, Blacktown
Melanie Boyce Physiotherapy, Westmead
Nicole D\'Souza Physiotherapy, Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

Nursing & Midwifery Career Development Grants ($50,00 pa for up to 2 years)
Candidate must be enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research
Joby Alex Chronic and Complex Care, ICH
Cheryl Dickson Cardiothoracic Surgery/ICU, Westmead
Sarah Melov Women’s and Newborn Care, Westmead

Congratulates to all our grant recipients

Contact for more information: 

Mark Smith


Submitted by Mark Smith

WSLHD Libraries Holiday Opening Hours


Click here to see a full list of opening hours for December and January

Auburn Hospital Library
Closing 15:00 Tuesday 22 December, 2020
Reopening Monday 11 January, 2021
Auburn Hospital staff and WSLHD staff who have after-hours access set up will be able to use the Library throughout the closed period.

Peter Zelas Library Blacktown
Closing 16:30 Wednesday 16 December, 2020
Re-opening Monday 11 January, 2021
**Visit Top Tips at Christmas and New Year for great ways to get the best from your BMDH libraries during the holidays and into the New Year.

Mount Druitt Hospital Library
Closing 14:30 Thursday 24 December, 2020
Re-opening Monday 11 January, 2021

Mental Health Library, Cumberland
Closing Friday 11 December, 2020
Reopening Monday 11 January, 2021

Westmead Hospital Library
Closing 17:30 Thursday 17 December, 2020
Reopening Monday 11 January, 2021
Staff and students with after-hours access set up will be able to use the Library throughout the closed period.
**Please submit any document delivery requests to Westmead Hospital Library before COB on Tuesday 15 December. Requests received after that date will be actioned but are subject to staff availability.

Although Library staff are taking a break you can still access e-resources 24/7.
Contact us if you need help registering for CIAP, Athens and other key e-resources for off-site access.
Loans can be issued or renewed until after the closed period.

Happy Holidays to everyone from the Library staff.

Contact for more information

Maya Sebestyen


Submitted by Maya Sebestyen

Extended loans and library services over Christmas


Would you like to take advantage of our extended loans over the festive period?

Westmead Hospital Library in the Education Block has a range of books from core textbooks for courses to leadership and change management books. If you borrow now the books will be due on the 11th of January after the holiday closure. You can then renew twice for three weeks each time so that the books can be due mid-February.

Need to register? Please fill in this online registration form then visit the library during Dec-Jan alternative opening hours to complete your registration.

Want to borrow outside library hours? All Westmead staff have 24/7 access to the library so you can enter the library at any time to borrow books and use the library. To borrow a book simply note down the details requested in the red book near the broken self-check machine (we will be replacing this machine in the new year.) Library staff will loan the book out to you on the next working day.

Prefer to access books online instead? Use MyAthens which provides you with access to all our eResources using a single login. For information including creating a login to MyAthens click here.

Have a question? Contact us via phone on 8890 6266 or email at

Interested in our new books? Click here for the books we have just added to our collection:

Contact for more information

Linda Mulheron, Manager Library Information & Resources


Submitted by Linda Mulheron

Library training in December


Library training sessions can help you access information more quickly and easily. Research expertise supports individual best practice and also ensures clinical programs and procedures are informed by the latest evidence – and all Library sessions are completely free for WSLHD staff and students!

The following WSLHD Library training sessions are all on offer in November and December:

DEV14044 How to Manage your References using Endnote
DEV14047 How to Search for Allied Health Resources
DEV14053 How to Search for Nursing Resources
DEVC14055 How to Search for Drug Resources
DEV14056 How to Search CIAP Most Effectively
DEV14058 How to Search for Mental Health Resources
DEV14081 How to Get Connected with Your Library

For details click here.

All WSLHD Library training sessions are currently being offered virtually via phone or video conference or in small groups observing social distancing.
Scheduled sessions can be booked directly via My Health Learning.

You can also contact your WSLHD Library to arrange tailored individual and group training sessions.

Visit My Health Learning


Contact for more information

Judy Reading


Submitted by Judy Reading

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