Established in January 2017, the Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) is a new venture, designed to bring a focus to the existing health services research being conducted at The University of Queensland.

The Centre’s activities sit at the interface between mature research and the clinical care setting and our focus is on how individuals with disadvantage access health care and their health outcomes that are achieved.

Our clinical research involves close collaboration among academic clinicians, scientists, practicing clinicians and health administrators and our links to consumer groups enable us to provide solutions that are acceptable and sensitive to patients both within Australia and overseas.

The foundation groups within the CHSR – the Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN), the Centre for Online Health (COH) and the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine (CRGM) – share common characteristics.  They have a focus on individuals with chronic illness, frailty or disadvantage due to health problems.  Each Centre has a superb track record in attracting competitive funding, producing high quality publications, partnering with service providers and ensuring that the products of their work is translated into practice nationally and internationally.  

The combined capabilities and shared interests of the 3 Centres will provide a powerful platform for health service research, enabling not only refinement and expansion of the current programs, but also the incorporation of research streams relevant to many other vulnerable groups across the Australian community.