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.
Explore our problem-focused research, staff and research students through our research groups.
- Arthritis, Muscles, Bones and Joint Health
- Family, Maternal and Child Health
- Health outcomes for indigenous children
- Keeping people out of hospital
- PACES (prehabilitation, activity, cancer, exercise and survivorship) research group
- Physical health of people living with a severe mental illness