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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.

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Apr 2024

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
February 22 2024

Research Opportunity: A formative evaluation of a peer-facilitated, online, perinatal education and support program for first-time Australian fathers referred through primary health care providers (Phase 2)

There is a growing need for new approaches to providing information and support to first-time fathers in Australia. According to recent research, first-time fathers want programs that are informative but also allow them to interact with other men about their experiences with fatherhood.

Learn more about Research Opportunity: A formative evaluation of a peer-facilitated, online, perinatal education and support program for first-time Australian fathers referred through primary health care providers (Phase 2)
February 15 2024

Research Opportunity: GPData 2.0 Building public confidence in the secondary use of general practice data for research

This project will use co-design and deliberative approaches, bringing together publics, GPs, policy makers and regulators, to design a best practice framework for the use of general practice data for research purposes.

Learn more about Research Opportunity: GPData 2.0 Building public confidence in the secondary use of general practice data for research
February 14 2024

Research Opportunity: Using technology to assess cognitive impairment in middle-aged and older adults - Opinions, preferences and experiences of Australian clinicians

Monash University researchers are seeking practitioners working with middle-aged and older adults to better understand the role of telehealth in cognitive assessment.

Learn more about Research Opportunity: Using technology to assess cognitive impairment in middle-aged and older adults - Opinions, preferences and experiences of Australian clinicians

Want to know more?

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

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