Epworth HealthCare

Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research

The Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research – Epworth Health is a joint initiative between Deakin University and Epworth HealthCare. The centre was established in 2004 to conduct collaborative clinical research. It provides staff and students the opportunity to engage in clinically focused multidisciplinary research and training across acute, rehabilitation and community health care settings.

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  • Our research agenda

    We specialise in developing and implementing evidence for nursing practice to enhance quality and safety in the delivery of health care. In particular, our research program is currently evaluating the effect different models of nursing care delivery have on health outcomes, medication quality and safety issues, and the impact of emerging technologies on patients and carers.

    Our three overarching research priorities are:

    • Patient engagement and participation in healthcare
    • Patient experiences of care and recovery
    • Clinical support for delivery of high quality, safe care
  • Our team

    The centre is led by Professor Ana Hutchinson and supported by research fellows, multidisciplinary clinicians, nurse researchers and higher degree by research students (honours, master’s, PhD).

    Chair in Nursing
    Prof. Ana Hutchinson

    Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Prof. Nikki Phillips

    Research Fellow
    Dr Damien Khaw

  • Contact us

    General enquiries
    +61 3 9426 6565
    +61 3 9249 5037 (fax)
    Email the centre

    Epworth Health Partnership
    Epworth HealthCare
    Ground Floor
    Victor Smorgon Epworth Education and Research Institute
    185-187 Hoddle Street
    Richmond  VIC 3121