About Us

The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity is committed to intervention research that impacts on policy and practice. The long term vision of the centre is to improve the community's health and wellbeing through a focus on improved primary health care services and development of policies and strategies that address health inequalities.

CPHCE acknowledges the country as belonging to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. 


CPHCE respects the traditional custodians of this land, of elders past and present, on which all our centres base. We bring together groups of researchers working in different locations.

  • At Randwick, core CPHCE staff and researchers also associated with the School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • At Liverpool, the Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE)
  • At Fairfield Hospital, the research group within the Academic General Practice Unit (GPU)
  • At Camperdown, the Health Equity Research and Development Unit  (HERDU) 

For our work with Primary Health Network and Local Health Districts, please see the brochure online

  • Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE)

    Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE)

    CHETRE was established in 1998 in collaboration with the Division of Population Health, Sydney South West Area Health Service, through a Research and Development Infrastructure Grant from NSW Health. It is located in the Ingham Health Research building, and continues to have strong links to the Local Health District.

  • Fairfield-Academic General Practice Unit

    Fairfield-Academic General Practice Unit

    The academic GP Unit is a GP Registrar training and undergraduate teaching practice, located at Fairfield Hospital in Prairiewood, South West Sydney. Academic GP Registrar positions are available at the GP unit to provide opportunities for training in GP research and education. The Unit services a culturally and linguistically diverse community, with many people originating from south-east Asia, the Middle East, South America and eastern Europe, and places great emphasis on clinically and culturally appropriate care in general practice. The Primary Health Care Informatics research stream is based here.

  • Health Equity Research and Development Unit (HERDU)

    Health Equity Research and Development Unit (HERDU)

    HERDU aims to work with SLHD staff, partners and with communities to identify health inequities and improve the health of groups of people who do not have opportunities to receive the health care and resources they need to be as healthy as others in the population.