The QPS' partnership network is the first fully coordinated collaboration of its kind in Australia. The goal of this innovative network is to facilitate applied multidisciplinary and multi-site research.
Improving patient care
Our research is based on improving patient care and meeting the needs of healthcare organisations. We do this through our rigorous programs of research and clinical education relationships.
Our partnerships are committed to developing a strong interface between research, education and practice. They have a direct impact on the quality of patient care, as well as building capacity in the health workforce.
Partnering with seven major health services
The partnership network is a unique and fully integrated model. It connects QPS and Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery to seven major health services in the public and private sector in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of Victoria.
Each partner organisation has a joint appointment with the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the form of a Professor of Clinical Nursing, associate professors and senior research fellows. These joint positions ensure curricula are evidence based and the research is specific to the health care needs of the community.
Deakin and Alfred Health Nursing Centre for Research (DAHNCR)
This collaboration provides a unique opportunity for nurses seeking clinically focused research training. It also offers experience for clinicians seeking experience in multidisciplinary research projects in critical care, acute care and specialty health care contexts.
Barwon Health Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research
This partnership provides the opportunity for academic staff to collaborate with clinical colleagues. Multidisciplinary research teams work together to plan and implement research relevant to the current health care environment.
Epworth/Deakin Centre for Clinical Nursing Research
Our partnership with Epworth Healthcare provides unique access for students seeking clinically focused research training. It also allows students participation in multidisciplinary research across acute, rehabilitation and community contexts.
Deakin University – Northern Health Clinical Partnership
This partnership works to improve the quality and safety of health care. It's specifically concerned with optimising clinical decision making, increasing the use of research evidence in practice, and growing research capacity.
Our partnership with Western Health provides academic and professional leadership to the organisation's clinical and academic staff. The partnership also develops Western Health's nursing and midwifery research and clinical priorities.