Aligned with Peter Mac’s 2020-2025 Strategic Directions and Research Strategic Plan, the Department of Health Services Research (DHSR) drives and supports health services research and implementation science at Peter Mac. Our strategic roadmap delivers against these strategies.
Our research aims to improve the quality, organisation and management of health services and systems. Our goal is to bring together clinicians, health administrators, academic researchers, scientists, students and patients to deliver world class, equitable, and evidence-based patient-centred cancer treatments and care.
Led by Professor Karin Thursky, we have active collaborations in Australia and worldwide. Our leadership team has key expertise in;
- Cancer policy – Professor Sanchia Aranda
- Implementation science – Professor Jill Francis and Associate Professor Stephanie Best
- Prehabilitation and rehabilitation; Allied Health therapies and services – Professor Linda Denehy
- Psychometrics; Patient reported outcome and experience measures– Associate Professor Karla Gough
- Biostatistics – Associate Professor Tim Spelman
- Clinical informatics - Dr Ashley Ng
- Health care cost effectiveness – Dr Michelle Tew
- Survivorship – Professor Michael Jefford
DHSR provides advice and support in areas including;
- Study Design & Development Advice
- Data Management
- Data Analysis
- Qualitative methodologies
- Health Economics
- Implementation Science
Please contact us for a consult using our EOI contact form.
- Navigate: An online treatment decision aid for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their partners
- SCORE: Shared care of Colorectal cancer survivors – A randomised controlled trial of hospital-based follow up versus shared hospital / community follow up for survivors of colorectal cancer.
- SUPER / SUPER plus / Recuperate
- ATTUNE: Feasibility of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) for lung cancer
- Complex wounds in community cancer care: Exploring nurses’ clinical practice and experiences.
- Signpost Study: Development of a tailored supportive care resource for women with metastatic breast cancer
- Defining NETs and the INFO4NETs online platform
- ENhAncing lifestyle Behaviors in endometriaL cancEr (ENABLE): a pilot randomized controlled trial
- EXPECT: Exploration of Patient Experience of communication in Clinical drug Trials
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (03) 855 95900
Location: Main office: L4/535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, also Level 9 & 13, VCCC Building, Melbourne