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
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).