Our research agenda
We specialise in health services research with a focus on safety and quality of care and integrated knowledge translation. Our major areas of focus are implementation of evidence into practice; optimising clinical decision-making; and models of service delivery to enhance the quality and safety of health care. Our research activities span acute, subacute, community and residential care and inform strategic directions for clinical practice, education, research and healthcare policy development.
Current programs of research
Our research is strongly focused on quality and safety in health care and comprises three major programs of research.
- Recognition and response to deteriorating patients in a number of settings including emergency care, acute care, mental health, cardiac catheter laboratory and subacute care
- Evidence-based care of older people
- Ensuring patient safety during transitions of care
- Healthcare communication
- Patient experience of transitions of care
- Patient experience of clinical deterioration
- Patient and family engagement during healthcare
- Evaluation of nurse practitioner and advanced practice nursing roles
- Educational outcomes and graduate attributes of Team-Based Learning in specialist nursing practice
- Use of digital teaching and learning methodologies
- Dialectic models of nursing education and active learning
Meet our Researchers
The centre is led by Professor Julie Considine and supported by a highly-skilled team of researchers from a range of backgrounds. In addition, clinicians and higher degrees by research students (honours, master's, PhD) also contribute to the centre’s research activities.