About Us

The Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) is led by Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery.  Our vision is to be a world leader in collaborative and multi-disciplinary research, particularly translational research, to the benefit of our stakeholder communities. We are committed to developing a strong interface between research, education and practice, and progressing innovations in research and teaching for improving patient safety and health care outcomes.

QPS Key Objectives 2013-2015

Undertake high quality, innovative research that advances patient-focused care, evidence-based care and organisational safety

Produce world-leading research to make an outstanding contribution to knowledge, theory, practice and/or policy

Generate and integrate knowledge to enhance wellbeing of individuals in hospital and community care settings

Increase the volume of applied research conducted with an emphasis on enhancing the 'bench-to-bed' principle

Build QPS research infrastructure though the development of local, national and international collaborations

Build sustainable research capacity by increasing the pool of early and mid-career researchers, and supporting health professionals to conduct research and identify research niches

Work with key organisations to inform and develop ethical thinking, decision making, practices and policy development in health services and community care

Key Defining Goal: To achieve designation as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Research and Training in Patient Safety and Quality Care

QPS researchers enjoy productive national and international collaborations with researchers from the disciplines of medicine, psychology, health economics, and biostatistics; and are part of a comprehensive clinical partnership network, which spans public and private healthcare sectors in urban, regional and rural areas.

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