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Health research refers to a wide range of methodologies and investigations which aim to improve our knowledge of:

  • Diseases, trends and risk factors
  • Outcomes of treatment or interventions
  • Patterns of care
  • Health care utilisation and costs
  • Best practice health care systems.

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) has a strong research focus by encouraging multi-disciplinary research across all health care and support departments; and encouraging collaborations with universities and external research partners.  The SCHHS Annual Research Report provides an overview of the research conducted within the SCHHS; and the activities undertaken to promote and support research across the health service.

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Conducting research in the SCHHS

Information on how to conduct research within the SCHHS.
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Grants and funding information

Information on research grant schemes and processes for managing research funding.
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Education and support

Information on events aimed at collaboration, encouragement and education of SCHHS researchers, including access to research support staff for assistance with the development and approval of research proposals. 
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SCHHS Research Clinical Council

Information on the SCHHS Research Clinical Council, which oversees the governance and strategic development of research in the SCHHS.

Sunshine Coast Health Institute

Information on the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) - a multi-institutional research facility located at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
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Our researchers

Search for information on a specific researcher, group or project.
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Publications and resources

Search for publications authored by our researchers, review health service resources, and find links to other research related information.
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Conducting audits and quality improvement projects

Information on processes and requirements for conducting audits and quality improvement activities in the SCHHS.
Last updated: 14 August 2019


Research Governance Unit:

Administration: (07) 5202 3005



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News, updates and events

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