Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research


Welcome to QPS

Quality care and clinical risk management in hospital, aged care and community care settings is of pre-eminent concern to both the providers and recipients of health care. It is imperative, therefore, that clinical as well as policy orientated research is completed continually and rigorously in order to help maintain high standards of health and community care, and improve patient/client outcomes.

The research activities of the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) strategic research centre help to ensure, as the name suggests, the delivery of safe, high quality care in hospital, aged care, and community care settings. Through its comprehensive partnership network which spans across both the public and private healthcare sectors in urban, regional and rural areas, QPS is able to generate and progress a research program that encompasses a wide range of health issues across a broad area. The collaborative research it undertakes within and across its partnerships and affiliations also helps to ensure the validity and transferability of research findings and their application in policy and practice, as well as inform the content of higher education and professional development programs.

QPS has four strategic research priority areas:

  • Clinical Risk and Symptom Management
  • Workforce Development and Health Care Service Delivery Models
  • Consumer Involvement in Health and Social Care Decision-making
  • Health Care Ethics and Policy Development

The members of QPS have an established track record of advancing interprofessional, cross-discipline, practical and practice-based research addressing a range of important health care issues across multiple sites. Research inquiries are welcome.

Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone


Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

22nd June 2012