Research, Education & Training

September 2020

WSLHD Research & Education Network Grant Scheme 2021



The Research and Education Network (REN) of the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is pleased to announce the 2021 round of its internal competitive research funding scheme, which is open to all researchers employed across the LHD.

$300,000 is available for grants up to $50,000. Each grant will have a duration of up to 12 months. We plan that at least one grant will be awarded to a project led from Auburn Hospital and at least one led from Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital.

A two-stage application process will apply. The first stage is an Expression of Interest [EOI].

Priority Research Areas: Aboriginal health, Alcohol and other drugs, Integrated Care, Potentially preventable hospitalisations, Pregnancy and the first 2000 days, Value Based Health Care, Other locally identified priorities.

More information and EOI application form is available here.

Expressions of Interest Close: Monday 9 November 2021 at 5pm.

Contact for more information

Mark Smith




Submitted by Mark Smith

Western Sydney Diabetes masterclass 2020 series



Do you know someone working in Integrated and Community Health (ICH)?The team at Western Sydney Diabetes is excited to present its Masterclass program for the second time, but this year webcast via Zoom.

The Diabetes in 2020 Masterclass Series will run on Mondays, 7pm -8:30pm from August 31 to November 9.

It is for General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Community Nurses, Dieticians, Podiatrist, Exercise Physiologists, Optometrists, Psychologists and Pharmacists. 

The dynamic, interactive program features 10 themes over 10 weeks delivered by 40 faculty. 

Thanks to our sponsors, if you are unable to attend on a particular night you can view the session later for free if you are registered for the series.

Register now through the myINTERACT app where you can also access other educational resources.

We look forward to coming to your house!



Contact for more information: 

Heloise Tolar

Phone0414 853 200



Submitted by Kiernan Mannix

Research Career Development Grants - Allied Health & Nursing-Midwifery



Allied Health Career Development Grants for 2021-2022
A two-year career development grant for an enrolled PhD or Master’s research candidate in Allied Health
Westmead Charitable Trust is calling for expressions of interest from allied health clinicians, affiliated with Westmead Hospital enrolled in PhD or Research Master’s research degrees. Up to two research grant of up to $50,000 per annum for two years, commencing 2021, are available.

Nursing & Midwifery Career Development Grants for 2021-2022
Westmead Charitable Trust is calling for expressions of interest from Nurses or Midwives, within Western Sydney Local Health District and eligible for, or enrolled in an Honours, Masters or PhD. Up to two research grants of up to $50,000 per annum for up to two years, commencing 2021, are available.

More information on these schemes including eligibility and selection criteria and application forms can be found on the REN internal Grants website.

Applications close 5.00 pm 28 September.


Contact for more information 

Mark Smith



Submitted by Mark Smith

Library training in September



Library training sessions can help you access information more quickly whether you are at work or at home. 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 September:

DEV14044 How to Manage Your References using Endnote
DEV14051 How to Search for Evidence
DEV14055 How to Search for Drug Resources
DEV14056 How to Use CIAP Most Effectively
DEV14058 How to Search for Mental Health Resources

For details see:

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

Contact for more information 

Judy Reading



Submitted by Mark Smith

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