Monash Health Partnership

The nursing research partnership between Deakin University and Monash Health was established in May 2006. This partnership comprises the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research which is located at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Victoria. Researchers within the Centre conduct research across all sites and services at Monash Health which is Victoria’s leading integrated health service located in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

The QPS and Monash Health Partnership

The goals of our partnership with Monash Health are to:

  • lead high quality research in the areas of quality and patient safety with the aim of enhancing the independence and wellbeing of individuals in clinical and aged care settings.
  • provide high quality research training and support in order to build capability among the nursing workforce at Monash Health.
  • build capacity for quality and patient safety research at Monash Health.
  • promote the translation of research findings into educational programs, health care policy and clinical practice.
  • develop and support research collaboration between Monash Health, Deakin University and other industry partners.

Our research

In promoting the nexus between research, education and practice, the themes of knowledge translation, person-centred care, decision making, and patient safety and risk management underpin the research conducted by the centre.

Monash Health Committee Representation

  • Research Council (Hutchinson)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Team meeting (Hutchinson)
  • Deputy Directors of Nursing meeting (Redley)
  • Falls Committee (Hutchinson)
  • Delirium, Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Sub Committee (Hutchinson)
  • Electronic Medical Record nursing workgroups (Redley)
  • Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee – Low Risk (Rawson, Ockerby, Redley)
  • Digital Clinical Council (Redley)
  • Residential Services Niagara Taskforce (Rawson)
  • Falls Alliance (Hutchinson, Redley)
  • Electronic Medical Record Research Group (Redley, Deputy Chair)
  • Transforming Care Evaluation Group (Redley)
  • Research Week Planning Group (Rawson)


Meet our Researchers

Our team

The centre is led by Professor Alison Hutchinson with the support of an associate professor, research fellows, nurse researchers, research assistants and higher degree by research students (honours, master's and PhD).

Director & Chair in Nursing
RN BAppSc (Adv Nsg) Cert of Midwifery MBioeth PhD
Prof. Alison Hutchinson
Associate Professor
RN BN(Hons) Crit Care Cert (Emerg) PhD, MACN
A/Prof. Bernice Redley
Research Assistant
Cherene Ockerby
Research Fellow Dr Eva Yuen
PA to Prof. Alison Hutchinson Rose Lewis

Contact us

Deakin QPS

Monash Health

General enquiries
+61 3 9594 4610
Email the centre

Monash Health Partnership
Monash Medical Centre
Clayton Campus
I Block
246 Clayton Road
Clayton VIC 3168

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