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Passionate about the delivery of high-quality research and the translation of research outcomes for practical purposes, Dr Rebecca Bilton is a highly skilled research manager who specialises in facilitating collaborative research partnerships and the management of large local, state-wide and national projects. For the past 8 years, she has worked in the field of aged care research, undertaking work to improve the health and well being of vulnerable elderly Australians in aged care.

Currently a Research Fellow within the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS), she is working on the NHMRC funded CareTrack Aged project to assess the proportion of appropriate care that is delivered to Australians living in residential aged care. The project seeks to determine what proportion of care delivered is in line with the evidence as represented by recommendations published in clinical practice guidelines.

Previous roles and experiences include:

  1. Partner Engagement and Trial Manager within the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre (UniSA). With responsibility for overseeing the effective delivery of the research trial activities undertaken by the ReMInDAR Consortium to investigate the effectiveness of regular pharmacist review services to reduce medicine-induced deterioration.
  2. Management of a large, national NHMRC program of work based at Flinders University as part of the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre and a state-based research piece focused on policy reform in Child Protection in SA (UniSA).
  3. The strategic scoping and management of large national health workforce reform projects at HealthWorkforce Australia.
  4. Co-ordination of programs which promoted and supported biotechnology and translational research outcomes and efficiently utilised specialist research infrastructure.
  5. Over 10 years undertaking the design, management, and implementation of high-quality lab-based, research projects that resulted in multiple peer reviewed publications.

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry, PhD, The University of Adelaide

Award Date: 20 Mar 2021

Biotechnology, B. Biotech (Hons), Flinders University

Award Date: 19 Feb 1996

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, University of South Australia

7 Jul 2021 → …