EMHS Research Strategy

EMHS considers research to be central to advancing healthcare and to realising our vision of Healthy people, amazing care – Koorda moort, moorditj kwabadak.

We are proud of our outstanding history of clinical research and innovation. Achievements range from the Nobel Prize winning discovery of the causal link between Helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers, to the development of the Zenith® Endovascular Graft that is used worldwide to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm. More recently, EMHS bioengineers, scientists and surgeons have applied cutting edge 3D printing and stem cell technology to produce personalised custom medical implants.

However, there is always more to be done to respond to the changing demographics and healthcare needs of our community and to address inequities in health outcomes.

To this end, we are proud to have launched the EMHS Research Strategy 2019-22 (PDF 1.7MB) in August 2019.

Our strategic approach

As part of our commitment to intellectual curiosity, the EMHS Research Strategy has been developed to cultivate research in EMHS by:

  • making it a part of our day to day business, removing barriers to research and increasing research capacity
  • translating knowledge gained through research into evidence-based practices and technologies that improve patient outcomes and deliver outstanding care.

Research capacity pillars

The EMHS Research Strategy is about consolidating, strengthening and expanding our research capacity by:

  1. Increasing the availability of dedicated infrastructure and resources needed for our staff and partners to conduct high quality clinical research (including access to health-related data), as well as refining research approval and monitoring processes to ensure they are highly effective and efficient.
  2. Building effective partnerships and collaborations internally, locally, nationally and internationally, to maximise and share skills and experience, and achieve high impact, translatable research outcomes that improve patient care.
  3. Curating a comprehensive research education and training program tailored for and accessible to, busy medical, nursing and allied health staff so they can develop the knowledge and skills needed to conduct high quality research.
  4. Establishing efficient communications processes to better promote and celebrate EMHS research, encourage staff and consumer participation in research, and disseminating findings widely to facilitate translation into practice.
  5. Instilling a culture of research and innovation at every level of the service with a shared belief that clinical research is the norm, rather than the exception, among EMHS staff, patients, partners and the wider community.
Last Updated: 21/01/2022