Epworth Health Partnership

The Epworth Health Partnership is a joint initiative between Deakin University and Epworth HealthCare. The centre was established in 2004 to conduct collaborative clinical research. It provides staff and students the opportunity to engage in clinically focussed multidisciplinary research and training across acute, rehabilitation and community health care settings.

Our research agenda

We specialise in developing and implementing evidence for nursing practice to enhance quality and safety in the delivery of health care. In particular, our research program is currently evaluating the effect different models of nursing care delivery have on health outcomes, medication quality and safety issues, and the impact of emerging technologies on patients and carers.

Our three overarching research priorities are:

  • Patient engagement and participation in healthcare
  • Patient experiences of care and recovery
  • Clinical support for delivery of high quality, safe care

Meet our Researchers

Our team

The centre is led by Alfred Deakin Professor Mari Botti and supported by research fellows, multidisciplinary clinicians, nurse researchers and higher degree by research students (honours, master's, PhD).

Chair in NursingProf. Ana Hutchinson
Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery Prof. Nikki Phillips
Research Fellow Dr Damien Khaw
Senior Research FellowDr Jane Willcox

Contact us

General enquiries
+61 3 9426 6565
+61 3 9249 5037 (fax)
Email the centre

Epworth Health Partnership
Epworth HealthCare
Ground Floor
Victor Smorgon Epworth Education and Research Institute
185-187 Hoddle Street
Richmond  VIC 3121

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