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Health Innovations in Practice

centre for health innovations in practice

Health Innovations in Practice (UC-HIP) discovers, implements and evaluates new approaches to healthcare that will impact directly on health outcomes and drive evidence-based best practice in Australia and abroad. UC-HIP researchers are Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs) with expertise in primary care and specialist interventions. We study cost-effective new models of care that reduce the burden of disease and keep more patients out of hospital.

UC-HIP also seeks to drive changes to health outcomes through specialised services for complex conditions requiring interdisciplinary health care. Our NMAHPs salutogenic approach to health and wellness promotes a faster recovery after illness or injury which aims to improve clinically meaningful health outcomes. We will lead research that provides innovative solutions to real-world questions and issues derived from the clinical frontline of healthcare.

Uniquely, research produced by UC-HIP will be informed by patients and consumers as well as by a range of health care professionals working in practice. These partnerships are central to NHMRC priorities to ‘Build a Healthy Australia’ and UC’s focus on mission-orientated research.

Research groups

Explore our problem-focused research, staff and research students through our research groups.