The Systems and Intervention Research Centre for Health (SIRCH) develops and tests approaches that aim to improve equity, access, safety and quality in healthcare.
SIRCH is a trans-disciplinary research group committed to inter-professional learning.
The Centre’s activities cover three broad domains:
- Suboptimal Health including health promotion, health intervention, environmental health, global health and public health genomics.
- Workforce Development including health education, e-learning, safety and quality in health, communication in healthcare and testing new models of service delivery.
- Indigenous Health including working with community on developing and evaluating innovative models of care, and challenging attitudes of healthcare providers.
The objectives of the Centre are:
- Facilitate the translation of research and policy to enhance healthcare practice;
- Increase pure and applied research outputs from the diverse range of researchers in the Centre.
- Improving the quality and sustainability of the workforce;
- Apply innovative education initiatives.
- Strengthen collaborative arrangements and programs with other universities, research agencies and individuals with similar interests and objectives;
- Increase research outputs, including grant funding and dissemination of research outcomes through a broad communication strategy that includes journal articles, professionals and community presentations;
- Maintain industry networks and vigilance of health care policy to be proactive in the development and implementation of innovative health care change;
- Design strategies to engage busy health professionals in changing clinical behaviour;
- Respond to the changing role of health professions as patients become more educated and want to take a greater role in their healthcare;
- Develop initiatives that improve recruitment and retention within the health sector; and
- Foster early career researchers, PhD, Masters and Post-Graduate students to pursue research within the Centre’s three domain areas.
Dr Peter Roberts
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5455