Our Research Streams

We have five research streams, each with a number of program areas. These include national, state and local research projects, which enable us to address large system issues while at the same time seeing their impact at a community level.

These streams reflect our belief that the organisation and management of health services is critical for effective clinical care and health improvement programs, and that this must reflect the needs of communities and the particular barriers they may face in maintaining good health.

If you are interested in opportunities to study or partner with us please visit the opportunities section of our website.

We are also actively engaged in building capacity for research in primary care linked to these streams of work.  We provide research skills training and mentoring for primary health care practitioners and organisations.

Our work includes projects that address policy, practice and infrastructure development. The focus is on health equity and primary health care, but also includes links to other parts of the health system (such as hospital care and the community sector) and other non health sectors that are essential for effective primary health care and tackling health inequalities.

We conduct national, state and local research projects. This enables us to address large system issues while at the same time seeing their impact at a community level.