Clinical Outcomes, Safety and Implementation

Our experts are focused on transforming patient experience and outcomes of clinical care and health services.

About us

The Clinical Outcomes, Safety and Implementation (COSI) research program sits within the Centre for Healthcare Transformation.

Our members demonstrate an extensive and close alignment between industry and acadaemia across health disciplines. Our research influences undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, with our researchers directly teaching into numerous QUT courses and providing higher degree supervision.

Patients deserve quality and safe healthcare

Our research is aimed at providing knowledge, tools and evidence to optimise health service delivery, so that patients receive the treatment they need, without complications

Collaborative research

We bring together a collaborative of clinicians and researchers from a range of health disciplines who conduct research in acute, complex, critical and emergency care (skin integrity, wound care, pain management, vascular access, infectious diseases and medication safety).

Our research themes

Our experts in acute, critical and emergency care conduct research that translates evidence based care into practice and improves patient outcomes.


  • Pressure mapping and tissue perfusion in critically ill patients
  • Translating pressure injury prevention evidence into practice
  • Device-related pressure injury prevention
  • Incontinence-associated dermatitis in critical care
  • Reducing blood sample loss and catheter related infection in ICU
  • Evaluation of novel IV catheter design in Department of Medical Imaging
  • Implementation of IV flushing guidelines into practice
  • Pain management in ED
  • Perioperative temperature monitoring
  • Optimising wound healing following burn trauma in children

Our health services research recognises the interrelationships of the domains of social and economic factors, structures and processes, and interactions as they effect the organisation, delivery and outcomes of nursing practice and health care.


  • An evaluation of the implementation of nurse/patient ratios legislation in Queensland - in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Transforming Nursing Assessment in Acute Hospitals: The ENCORE trial – NHMRC funded and in partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), St Vincent’s Health Australia, Australian Catholic University (Sydney), and the University of Sydney.
  • Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic in metropolitan hospital and health services: Nursing organisation, leadership and innovation at the frontline - in partnership with MNHHS and Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital.
  • Grow Your Voice Survey – in partnership with the Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Union (QNMU).

Our expert researchers  have developed a strong interdisciplinary research team with a demonstrated track record in clinically relevant wound research.

Nationally and internationally recognised, they have developed excellent industry partnerships, with research focussing on chronic wound assessment, management and prevention, models of care, cell/molecular biology, chronic disease management and translational research which has significantly contributed to the development of science based wound management.


Future students

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