STONZ Research Grants
STONZ as a union have committed a portion of membership income to ensuring that trainee interns (TIs) and resident medical officers (RMOs) working and training environments are evidence based.
We are looking to fund novel and local research to ensure recent literature is available to help us advocate for positive change.
You can apply by downloading and filling in the application form and submitting it to email@example.com, please also take the time to have a read of our research policy.
Alex Boyle - STONZ Research Representative
The development of our committed, transparent and innovative new union brings exciting opportunities. We are committed to supporting evidence-based working and training conditions. We do not underestimate the complexity and spectrum of clinician and patient needs and are looking to investigate changes that will help guide our future collective agreement bargaining.
Working and training conditions in our hospitals has unfortunately been allowed to steadily
deteriorate. Staff turnover in our hospitals is high, burnout rates are high and job satisfaction rates are low. Many of these issues relates to degradation of our role in the health system; particularly for our most junior staff. There has been a progressive trend towards service
provision and away from high yield training opportunities and investment in future specialists. Further, there has been neglect of inclusive teaching methods. Specialty services have become disjointed and function in increasing isolation from referrers and neighbouring specialties. Teaching, research and collaboration are tools which can break down the
barriers between hospital groups and refocus care on common issues.
STONZ are looking to support research projects that help guide rostering, working hour limits, sleep management, the role of technology and other parameters that impact on how we work, train and look after our patients. Many of you have great research ideas, my role is to help facilitate those ideas and help construct and support meaningful research.