Health Practitioner Research Scheme

The Health Practitioner Research Scheme, supported by the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer (OCAHO), is open to all health professionals covered by the Health Practitioners and Dental Officers (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.4) 2022. It is a peer reviewed, merit based scheme, annually awarding funds to build research capacity within the health practitioner professions.

The aims of the Health Practitioner Research Scheme (HPRS) are to:

  • support research that adds to the evidence for health practitioner services in enhancing patient, consumer, and community outcomes and demonstrates the value of the health practitioner workforce
  • build the research capacity and capability of the health practitioner workforce in Queensland Health
  • build and contribute to multidisciplinary research and health delivery partnerships and collaboration
  • provide opportunities for health practitioner researchers across the state
  • enhance the dissemination of research findings
  • enhance the translation of research into practice.

A list of successful applicants and projects for HPRS rounds 2019-2023  (PDF 337 kB) can now be viewed.

HPRS 2025 Funding Round

Join the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer (OCAHO) for an information session on the 2025 Health Practitioner Research Scheme (HPRS) funding round on Tuesday 18 June 2024, 12pm-1pm via Microsoft Teams – click here to join the information session.

The meeting will be recorded and published on the Health Practitioner Research Scheme website.

All are welcome to the information session, including prospective mentors and associate investigators across health service professions. Attendees are invited to submit questions in advance of the information session that the HP Research team can answer during the session.

Please submit your queries to

Contact information

Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer

Health Practitioner Research

Phone: +61 7 3328 9298

Last updated: 17 June 2024