Improving outcomes in people receiving peritoneal dialysis

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor – Professor David Johnsondavid.johnson@uq.edu.au

The research project will:

  • Identify measurable, modifiable risk factors for adverse outcomes on peritoneal dialysis;
  • Identify and validate core peritoneal dialysis outcomes (including peritonitis);
  • Identify and evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel, cost-effective strategies for improving patient outcomes on peritoneal dialysis, including models of care (standardised PD training curricula), novel infection-prevention strategies (probiotics), better patient monitoring tools (PD-BUDDY, symptom monitoring with feedback) and PD commencement strategies (incremental PD).
  • Implement, monitor and report impact of study findings in practice and policy using the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry, Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS) and ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA).

The project will leverage 3 pillars (SONG-PD, PDOPPS and AKTN) supported by a foundation of patient and public involvement in co-production, clinical care-embedded research and established monitoring structures (ANZDATA Registry, PDOPPS, GKHA).

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of Peritoneal Dialysis related to Chronic Kidney Disease would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of medicine (nephrology) and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of Chronic Kidney Disease is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 3, 2022. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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