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Research and Development Framework 2023-2028

The Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (The PHN) is committed to supporting translational research that aligns to our key priorities to achieve better health outcomes in our region.

The PHN has a research framework with the key aim to build our research capability and strengthen our research partnerships within the region and embed a research culture within our organisation.


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Partnering with the PHN

The Primary Health Network partners with key research institutions and universities within our region to focus on research that will make the greatest impact locally. The types of research support offered by the PHN are as follows:

  • Letter of support
  • Provision and collation of data
  • PHN staff subject matter experts to provide direct input into research
  • Research networking and promotion
  • Collaborative grant application support
  • Research facilitation support


How to request PHN involvement in your research

Completion of the Research Proposal Request Application Form will generate an assessment process against set criteria considering the relevance, quality, governance, and feasibility of the proposed research project opportunity. To ensure a prompt response to submissions please ensure questions are answered thoroughly covering all topics under inclusions.

We will endeavour to respond to all submissions within four (4) weeks. If you require an urgent response please indicate your deadline in additional information in this form and we will do the upmost to accommodate the request.

For any questions in regard to the application process please contact the PHN by email to researchPHN@thephn.com.au

Complete Research Proposal Request Application Form

Research Publication Library

Research Opportunities

The Primary Health Network receives frequent requests from researchers to promote participation in various research projects focused on issues including:

  • experiences and views of health services and programs
  • the design and implementation of healthcare interventions
  • the diagnosis and management of health conditions
  • the development of strategies and resources to support clinical decision making and behaviour change

The following current research projects are seeking the participation of healthcare providers and/or community members. Information is provided for reference only. The PHN is not involved in these research activities and participants should contact the research bodies directly with any questions or concerns.

April 26 2024

Research Opportunity: Understanding the facilitators and barriers for receiving and providing Medical Nutrition Therapy for diabetes in primary healthcare setting

Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Clinicians from the Hunter New England Local Health District want to understand the facilitators and barriers in delivering Medical Nutrition Therapy from the perspective of Health Professionals via an 10-15 minute online survey.

Learn more about Research Opportunity: Understanding the facilitators and barriers for receiving and providing Medical Nutrition Therapy for diabetes in primary healthcare setting

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April 12 2024

Research Opportunity: Young-onset dementia: pathways to care, gaps, barriers and positives

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, are currently working on a research project on young-onset dementia (YOD) care called Joint Solutions. It aims to provide data on the gaps and barriers along the pathways of care for YOD, from pre-diagnosis to post-diagnosis.

Learn more about Research Opportunity: Young-onset dementia: pathways to care, gaps, barriers and positives
March 21 2024

Research Opportunity: General Practice Nurses and Community Pharmacists Needed for Women's Health Survey

Attention General Practice Nurses and Community Pharmacists! Your voice matters! Researchers at the Monash University, SPHERE Centre of Research Excellence, invite you to participate in a ground-breaking national survey about providing women’s sexual and reproductive health services.

Learn more about Research Opportunity: General Practice Nurses and Community Pharmacists Needed for Women's Health Survey

Want to know more?

Email the PHN research team. We are here to support you.

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