- Global leadership in research
- World-class innovation
- A research career at UON
- Research Degrees
Institutes and centres
- Newcastle Innovation
- Hunter Medical Research Institute
- Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources
- Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacology
- Complex Dynamic Systems and Control
- Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications
- Digestive Health and Neurogastroenterology
- Geotechnical and Materials Modelling
- Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine
- Brain and Mental Health Research
- Cardiovascular Health
- Cancer Research, Innovation and Translation
- Generational Health and Ageing
- Grow Up Well
- Health Behaviour
- Healthy Lungs
- Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Reproductive Science
- Stroke and Brain Injury
- Advanced Fluids and Interfaces
- Advanced Particle Processing and Transport
- Frontier Energy Technologies & Utilisation
- Organic Electronics
- Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
- Training Centre for Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation
- Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore
- Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma
- Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) for Venom and Antivenom
- Cancer treatment
- Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment
- Invasive Animals CRC
- Young and Well CRC
- Australia-China Research Centre for Crop Improvement
- Clinical Nutrition Research Centre
- Centre for 21st Century Humanities
- Balanced Land Use
- Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies
- Hunter Creative Industries and Technology
- Environmental Remediation (GCER)
- Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
- Family Action Centre (FAC)
- Frontier Energy Technologies
- Frontier Geoscience (IFG)
- Full Employment and Equity
- Health Professional Education
- History of Violence
- Infrastructure Performance and Reliability
- Intelligent Electricity Networks
- Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research
- Ironmaking Materials Research
- Mass and Thermal Transport in Engineering Materials
- Multiphase Processes
- Optimal Planning and Operations
- Plant Science
- Purai - Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research
- Resources Health and Safety
- Rural and Remote Mental Health
- Signal Processing Microelectronics
- Social Research and Regional Futures
- Space Physics
- Special Education and Disability Studies
- Study of Research Training and Impact - SORTI
- Teachers and Teaching
- Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment
- Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Centre
- Urban and Regional Studies
- Water, Climate and Land-use
- Business and Law Research
- Education and Arts Research
- Engineering and Built Environment Research
- Health and Medicine Research
- Science and IT Research
Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development
PHCRED (Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development) is a national strategy funded federally by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing aimed at encouraging and supporting research and evaluation capacity building in primary health care (including General Practice).
The Discipline of General Practice at the University of Newcastle has been allocated research capacity building funding until the end of 2009. The local PHCRED program is known as the Capacity Building in Research and Evaluation Program (CAPRE). This funding allows us to support and develop research capacity in primary health care in the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and the North West regions of NSW.
Over the past 5 years the CAPRE Program has funded a number of major activities. These activities include:
- An annual regional PHC Research Network Forum.
- Annual CAPRE Writing Retreat providing attendees with tips on writing for publication and protected writing time.
- The instigation of regional Primary Health Care Research Networks.
- A number of research skills workshops and seminars for regional PHC stakeholders.
- The submission of several grant applications for research projects with a multidisciplinary primary health care focus.
- Research mentoring with individual practitioner research and evaluation advice, training and support.
Our Current Focus
We continue to build on our previous capacity building activities and focus on embedding and supporting a research culture in PHC. The activities will include a focus on research networks, supporting practitioners to conduct practice-based research and evaluation projects; and supporting individuals to explore options for undertaking PHC research including research higher degrees.
Join a Research Network
The establishment the Research Networks is part of our comprehensive research capacity building program. There are currently two research networks that are supported in the region.
The Health Evaluation and Research Network (HEARNet)
HEARNet is open to any primary health care professional within the local area who has an interest in research and wishes to be involved in collaborative projects and sharing of research and evaluation information.
Join as a HEARNet member and receive regular communications regarding capacity building activities and reports of local PHC research and evaluation projects via the regular newsletter, HEARNet News.
The Network of Research General Practices (NRGP)
The NRGP is being established in the Hunter, Central Coast and New England regions of NSW. PHC practitioners (GPS, practice nurses and allied health staff) who are interested in being supported to conduct research and evaluation projects within their own general practice setting are invited to join. Please see the NRGP information flyer for further details.
What the CAPRE Program Offers
- Research support and advice (eg. Reviewing grant applications, advice on preparing Human Research Ethics Applications, writing research questions, study design and method advice)
- Research skills training workshops and seminars
- Possibility of fractional research fellowship appointments for PHC early career researchers under the Researcher Development (RDP) Program.
- Participation in a Critical Appraisal Journal Club
- Opportunity to present research projects and network at Regional PHC Research Forums.
- Individual membership of the Health Evaluation and Research Network (HEARNet).
CAPRE Key contacts
Dr Parker Magin
GP Research Academic
Ms Susan Goode
Dr Terry Joyce
Ms Georgina Cotter
Ms Debbie Mutton
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