This award recognises the best scientific published works in the field health services and policy research. Awards may be made for the following categories:
Best overall qualitative and quantitative paper (Australian)
Best overall paper qualitative and quantitative paper (New Zealand)
Best paper by an ECR (Australian)
Best paper by an ECR (New Zealand)
Early Career Researchers (ECR) are defined as researchers who have been awarded a PhD on or since 31st July 2012, or (for those without a PhD) have had a research career spanning less than 8 years. Longer periods will be considered on application for candidates able to demonstrate a career disruption.
Submission can be a single study or a collection of studies, qualitative or quantitative, or a synthesis of existing data
Self nomination is acceptable.
Candidates must be individual HSRAANZ Members or staff/students of a HSRAANZ corporate group, or nominated by an individual or corporate member.
Papers may have multiple authors, but the nominee must be the first author and their contribution to the paper must be declared.
Papers must have been published (including early view papers) in a peer-reviewed journal.
Special consideration will be given to papers that produce new insights and have the potential to change current thinking.
Completed Application Form (See below).
Copy of published paper.
Declaration of nominees contribution to the paper.
Submissions will be judged on the authors demonstrated ability to:
Write clearly and concisely.
Present ideas and arguments logically
Use appropriate, sound methods;
Show how their results are relevant to policy and/or practice.
Show the importance of key issue/focus,
Demonstrate advancement of knowledge in the field
Demonstrate new insights.
Assessment: By a panel of experts and peers selected by the HSRAANZ Executive.