With our consumers at the forefront, we excel in delivering efficient integrated care, education and research to advance health and wellbeing for all.
Together with our community we build healthier lives, inspired by world-class standards. The partnership's vision is to be locally, nationally and internationally recognised as a regional centre of research excellence through multidisciplinary research teams, professional collaborations and industry partnerships.
To facilitate, support and implement multidisciplinary research across the health care continuum in collaboration with local, national and international partners and industry.
- To conduct a program of research that encompasses quality, safety and risk management to enhance holistic care and optimise outcomes for patients of Barwon Health.
- To mentor and support nurses, allied health and other health professionals to participate in research activities.
- To integrate relevant research findings into education programs, healthcare policy and clinical practice.
- To establish multidisciplinary research collaborations, including within Barwon Health, Deakin University, the Western Alliance and industry.
Current programs of research
We're working on the following programs:
- Management issues across the care continuum – in particular, older people with diabetes, family carers and palliative/end of life care
- Self care, which encompasses medication management, beliefs and attitudes, and their effects on health, safety and wellbeing
- Medication management
- Healthcare delivery models encompassing evaluation and data utilisation studies, i.e. residential aged care
Current research projects
- Quality use of glucose lowering medicines: the Q-Med study.
- Personalised diabetes – specific discharge care planning for older people with diabetes.
- Pain in older people with diabetes - the POP-D study.
- Revision of the guidelines for managing diabetes at the end of life.
Chair in Nursing |
|Prof. Trisha Dunning|
|Research Fellow||Dr Sally Savage|
|Research Assistant||Susan Streat|
|Research Assistant||Nicole Duggan|