Our research accelerates the generation of knowledge about the quality, efficiency, and equity of healthcare systems and health interventions, which supports the evidence-based needs of decision makers. Our expertise in the analysis of health and social data, sophisticated analytic methods and pathways for knowledge translation enable us to improve individual and population health in Australia and beyond.
We’re a leading research hub on health system performance and the quality use of medicines in Australia. We have a coordinated research program identifying, prioritising and responding to evidence gaps identified by clinicians, policy decision makers and the community. Our ability to respond to current and emerging evidence gaps is enabled through the creation and use of enduring data infrastructures.
quality use of medicines
safety and effectiveness of medicines and other health technologies
value and waste in health care
management of chronic disease and multimorbidity
uptake of new technologies
guideline concordant care
increasing the use of evidence in policy and practice
evaluating health policies and programs.
Our projects include research into medicines, from cancer and cardiovascular to psychotropic, opioids and antiretrovirals. Other projects focus on applying a health-system lens to improve equity in care and health outcomes.
Our research promotes the effective transfer of research outcomes into policy and practice. Our long-standing and productive relationships with decision-making bodies, policymakers and clinicians, provide a direct route to translating research into practice. We are providing the next generation of researchers in Australia with the skills to co-create actionable evidence with end-users.
We pride ourselves on the nexus of our teaching and research. We do this in partnership with communities, centres and institutes, health services and people with lived experience and expertise.
Our research and impact promotes equity, strengthens health systems and improves access to high quality care for all people in Australia and worldwide.
Our Health 25 Strategy aims to improve the quality of life for all by tackling the complex and important health challenges of our times.