Chronic disease, supportive and palliative care

Overview

Our chronic disease, supportive and palliative care research area has established a strong national and international reputation for undertaking high quality research with an applied emphasis.

Research programs

Our research activities address a broad range of priority health-care issues including:

  • cancer care
  • wound healing
  • ageing and dementia care
  • palliative care
  • womens' health
  • chronic kidney disease
  • cardiovascular disease.

Our research takes a multidisciplinary approach with our world-class researchers drawn from a wide range of disciplines across the university including nursing, public health, psychology, and health services.

Infrastructure

Links with:

  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Mater Hospital
  • Wesley Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • residential aged care facilities
  • private hospitals.

Performance

Evidence of research quality

ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) 2015 scores:

  • 5 (well above world standard) -
    • Human Movement and Sports Science (FOR 1106)
  • 4 (above world standard) -
    • Nursing (FOR 1110)
    • Public Health and Health Services (FOR 1117).

ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) evaluates the quality of research undertaken in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks.

Developing new researchers

Research students
65
Early career researchers
8

Publication output

2011

Unique count
Total
91
High quality
21%
Author weighting
Total
21
High quality
29%

Research income

2011 total
$4,657,304 (funding split)
2007-2011
$23,509,307 (funding split)

Key grants

  • Dementia Collaborative Research Centre - Carers and Consumers
  • Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education
  • Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre
  • Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (Department of Health and Ageing)
  • Encouraging Best Practice in Residential Aged Care (EBPRAC) Program (Department of Health and Ageing)

Partnerships

International linkages

  • Taiwan
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • UK
  • USA
  • South Korea
  • Norway
  • Japan

Cross-disciplinary engagement

  • Nursing
  • Movement science
  • Psychology
  • Clinical sciences
  • Health service evaluation

Impact

Evidence of impact

  • Establishment of the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education
  • Establishment of the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach
  • Establishment of the palliative care curriculum for undergraduates
  • Establishment of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre - Carers and Consumers
  • Establishment of the Centre of Research Excellence in End of Life Care
  • Encouraging Best Practice in Residential Aged Care (EBPRAC) Program
  • Establishment of the Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre
  • Establishment and operation of the QUT Wound Healing Service
  • Development of the Women's Wellness Program
  • Novel health service delivery models and interventions
  • Targeting major causes of burden of disease in Australia
  • Innovative training and education for health service professionals
  • Informing policy and clinical practice development

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