South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration (SEaRCH)

Who we are

The South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH) is a partnership between the Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity and South Eastern Sydney Local Health Districtto strengthen the planning and delivery of evidence-based primary health and integrated care.

CPHCE is a research centre of the University of New South Wales, Australia that has been researching and supporting  primary health care since 1996.  

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is a metropolitan-based statutory authority responsible for 8 public hospitals and a range of community-based health services covering a culturally and linguistically diverse population of over 830,000 people.

 SEaRCH is one of 3 research and development hubs between CPHCE and other Local Health Districts in metropolitan Sydney, which together cover a population of over 2.2 million. The other research hubs are:

  • CHETRE- the Centre for Health Equity, Training, Research and Evaluation, with South Western Local Health District 
  • HERDU- the Health Equity Research and Development Unit with Sydney Local Health 

What we do

  • Undertake, promote and support research and evaluation that strengthens primary health care and equity
  • Support implementation of research evidence into practice
  • Contribute to the development of primary health care in in South Eastern Sydney local Health District

 Priority areas

  • Chronic disease
  • Multi-morbidity
  • Integrated care
  • Oral health



Primary, Integrated and Community Health SESLHD Research Forum

A research forum was held by Primary, Integrated and Community Health SESLHD on Tuesday 13th December 2016 at Sydney Hospital. Research was presented from a number of SESLHD service teams including the Multicultural Health Service, Kirketon Road Centre, the Integrated Care Unit and Drug and Alcohol services.

The presentations from the research forum are listed below.