The AHTA provides the following resources to facilitate and support the membership in the field of hand therapy research projects:

Journal access
The AHTA provides a membership level of access to Science Direct and EBSCO. Additional resources available to the general allied health sector are also listed here.

Science Direct: Access Here

EBSCO Research Databases: Access Here

External Journal Access: 

PEDro, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: NCCMT, NCCMT: Multimedia, NCCMT: Registry of Tools and Methods, NCCMT:  evidence based practice courses

Scholarship Funding

The AHTA has provision to allocate $15,000 per annum to seed member research projects. Applications close on the 31st July each year.   Any queries regarding an application or the guidelines should be directed to

Research Scholarship Guidelines

Research Scholarship Application Form

Research grants available from other organisations:

There are many and varied grant opportunities available for those who wish to undertake research projects.

Members may contact the AHTA research mentors (see below) for assistance to identify grants in particular areas.  Those working in public institutions may also have access to a research office who can provide advice regarding grants.

A link to the Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland, Allied Health Research, Scholarship & Professional Development Funding Alert (this is updated monthly): Click Here


Mentorship in research is provided by the research and scholarship sub-committee members and outside organisations. Please email directly to access this service.

Dr Brownen Lecturer, Biomedical Sciences - University of Sydney
Prof Andrea & Scholarship Subcommittee Member - Head, School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, QLD Campus
Dr Leanne Lecturer Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Griffith University, QLD Campus
Dr Celeste Occupational Therapist - Hand Therapy, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, QLD
Dr Nicola & Scholarship Subcommittee Member
Dr Susan Peterssepeters@hsph.harvard.eduResearch & Scholarship Subcommittee Member
Prof Kathryn of Health Sciences and Professor of Physiot