Research Resources

Below is a compilation of resources for conducting research.  These resources are a result of the research workshop series conducted by Professor Clare Collins, Director of Research - School of Health Sciences.

Below is a compilation of resources for conducting systematic reviews.  These resources are from the Systematic Review Workshop conducted by Professor Clare Collins, Director of Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle.

Systematic Review Powerpoint Slides (PDF, 3.9MB)

Checklist for Reviewing Strategies (PDF, 94KB)

Database Searching Tips (PDF, 309KB)

Quick Search Guide for Health Databases (PDF, 199KB)

Endnote Tips (PDF, 441KB)

Below is a compilation of resources for publishing your research.  These resources are from the "Ins and outs of reviewers comments on your manuscript" Workshop conducted by Professor Clare Collins, Director of Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle.

Getting Published
- sound recording link of presentation by Professor Clare Collins and Dr Samantha Ashby

Getting Published - A guide to the journal review process (PDF, 486KB)

Developing Resilience in Publishing (PDF, 345KB)

Below are presentations by Professor Clare Collins, Lee Ashton, Debbie Booth and Dr Andrea Coda for conducting a scoping review for your research.  These are from the "Scoping Review" workshop conducted by Professor Clare Collins, Director of Research, School of Health Sciences - The University of Newcastle.

Scoping Review Workshop Video

Below is a presentation on behalf of Professor Clare Collins, Research Director of the School of Health Sciences, on Using Covidence to Manage a Systematic Review.  This is an initiative of the Research Support Strategy:

Implementation Science is presented by Assoc. Prof. Jed Duff as part of the research series organised by Professor Clare Collins, Director of Research, School of Health Sciences.

Implementation Science Power Point Slides (PDF, 2MG)

This lecture is presented by Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden as part of the Research Workshop lectures series organised by Professor Clare Collins, Director of Research, School of Health Sciences:

Establishing Collaborations Between Researchers and Healthcare Clinicians

When: 13th February 2018

Who: A/Prof Jed Duff, Prof Clare Collins, Dr Yolanda Surjan and Prof Alison Hutton

Establishing Collaborations Between Researchers and Healthcare Clinicians to Address Clinically Important Questions. This seminar answers questions such as why you should collaborate, what are clinically relevant questions and provides examples and case studies of successful collaborations.

How to write effective policy briefs

When: 12 March 2018

Who: Prof Deborah Loxton and Prof Clare Collins

How to Write Effective Policy Briefs Workshop. This workshop will help you turn your research findings into short sharp summaries for policy makers and politicians.

Guide to applying for research fellowships

When: 16 May 2018

Who: Prof Clare Collins, Dr Melinda Hutchesson, Mr Adam Koppers, Prof Maria Mackrides, Prof Sarah McNaughton, Dr Rachel Sutherland and Dr Lauren Ball

Guide to Applying for Research Fellowships Pre-DAA Conference Workshop. This workshop provides an overview of 2019 fellowships as well as expert advice, tips and tricks on how to apply for TRIP and research fellowships

Working with the media to enhance your research impact

When: 16th July 2018

Who: Prof Clare Collins

Working with the Media to Enhance your Research Impact Seminar. In this workshop Prof Collins shares her media experience and provides advice on how to promote your research. She provides tips on how to prepare for and excel when you engage with the media including how to prepare for interviews for radio, print and TV.

Grant Writing Workshop Series (Week 1)

When:  Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Who: Prof Clare Collins

nb: Talk starts at 5:00mins -

Rich Media Playback (requires Adobe Flash Player)

Vodcast Playback (M4V)

Podcast Playback (MP3)

Grant Writing Workshop Powerpoint Slides (PDF, 897.5 KB)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 2)

When:  Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Who: Prof Clare Collins

Podcast Playback (MP3)

Applying for Grants (PDF, 918KB)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 3)

When: Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Who: Prof Clare Collins

Podcast Playback (MP3)

Weekly Grant Writing (PDF, 1290KB)

Linkage Grants (Week 4)

When: Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Who: Ms Jane Graham

Podcast Playback (MP3)

ARC LInkage Projects (PDF, 129KB)

Linkage Grants (PDF, 305KB)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 5)

When: 12 September 2018

Who: Professor David Lubans

Sample size considerations (MP3)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 6)

When: 19 September 2018

Who: Simon Chiu - Statistician HMRI

Sample Size Considerations (MP3)

Sample Size Considerations (PDF, 1026KB)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 7)

When: 26 September 2018

Who: Dr Alix Hall - Statistician HMRI

Choosing a study design to answer a specific research question (MP3)

Choosing a study design (PDF, 128KB)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 8)

When: 3 October 2018

Who: Kim Edmunds, HMRI and Professor Andrew Searles

Economic analyses for study designs (MP3)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 9)

When: 10 October 2018

Who: Associate Professor Coralie English

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Top 10 Grant Writing Tips (PDF, 272KB)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 10)

When: 17 October 2018

Who: Associate Professor Tracy Burrows

Tips for improving your track record (MP3)

Tips for improving your track record (PDF, 151KB)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 11)

When: 24 October 2018

Who: Professor John Attia

How to avoid and remove confounding from your research studies (MP3)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 12)

When: 31 October 2018

Who: Dr Megan Rollo

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How to improve clarity of research design through use of figures and diagrams in grant writing (MP4)

How to improve clarity of research design through use of figures and diagrams in grant writing

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 13)

When: 7 November 2018

Who: Professor Clare Collins

Summarising the grant writing workshop series (MP3)

Weekly Grant Writing Workshop (Week 14)

When: 14 November 2018

Who: Associate Professor Mitch Duncan

Managing collaborations in grant writing (MP3)