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The HSRAANZ’s awards and prizes program recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services research and health policy in Australia and New Zealand.

The call for nominations for the 2018 Awards and Prizes will open in early 2018.

To discuss sponsorship of any of the following awards please contact Sarah Green on 02 9514 4723/email sarah.green@chere.uts.edu.au

    Current Awards and Prizes

  • HSRAANZ Professional Award

  • Distinguished Investigator Awards

    These awards have replaced the HSRAANZ Professional Award. These awards recognise investigators who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services research and health policy in Australia and New Zealand through scholarship and teaching, advancement of science and methods, and leadership. Awards will be given in up to three categories:

    Life time achievement

    This category will recognise a lifetime of achievement in the fields of health services research and health policy in Australia or New Zealand. The Association is keen to recognise services to the field with respect to research, translation, training, and teaching.

    2017 Winner Professor Libby Roughead

    Mid-Career

    This category will recognise mid-career researchers who over a shorter career span have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of health services and health policy research through scholarship and teaching, advancement of science and methods, translation and leadership.

    2017 Winner - Amanda Wheeler 

    New Investigator

    This category will recognise significant contributions of early career researchers.

    A call for nominations for the 2017 Awards will be made soon.

  • Health Services and Policy Research Paper of the Year

    This award recognises the best scientific published works in the field health services and policy research.

    Submission can be a single study or a collection of studies, qualitative or quantitative, or a synthesis of existing data.

    Awards may be made for the best overall quantitative and qualitative papers; the best paper by an early career researcher; and the best paper by a PhD student.

    A call for nominations for these awards will be made shortly.

    Previous Winners

    2017

    Best overall Paper

    The Best Paper award was made to Jing Jing He for her paper “Improving patient flow and satisfaction: An evidence-based pre-admission clinic and transfer of care pathway for elective surgery patients”

    He, J., et al. Improving patient flow and satisfaction: An evidence-based pre-admission clinic and
    transfer of care pathway for elective surgery patients. Collegian (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2017.04.006

    Best ECR Paper

    The Best Paper by an early career researcher was presented to Dr Erin Penno for her paper “The role, costs and value for money of external consultancies in the health sector: A study of New Zealand’s District Health Boards”

    Penno E, Gauld R. The role, costs and value for money of external
    consultancies in the health sector: A study of New Zealand’s District Health Boards. Health Policy (2017),
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.02.005

    Best Paper by a PhD Student

    This award was made to Ms Priya Martin for her paper “Factors influencing the perceived quality of clinical supervision of occupational therapists in a large Australian state” 

    Martin, P., Kumar, S., Lizarondo, L. and Tyack, Z. (2016), Factors influencing the perceived quality of clinical supervision of occupational therapists in a large Australian state. Aust Occup Ther J, 63: 338–346. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12314 Link

  • Health Services and Policy Research Impact Award

    This award recognises research that has had a significant impact on health and health care over the previous 12 months. The award is intended to identify and promote examples of outstanding research that have been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice.

    The award is open to an individual, group or institution.

  • Awards and Prizes at the Health Services and Policy Research Conference

    Early Career Researchers 3 Minute Presentation Competition.

    Early Career Researchers have the opportunity at the HSRAANZ Biennial Conference to present a snapshot of their research in the 3 minute presentation competition.

    Submission requirements/Assessment
    Entrants must provide a 200 word unstructured abstract. Entries will be assessed initially on the basis of abstracts, with finalists selected to present in a dedicated session at the conference.
    For further details go to the conference website.

    Past Winners

    2017 

    JUDGES' CHOICE - Nurse practitioners and pharmacist prescribers in primary health care:  A realist evaluation of the New Zealand experience
    Tara Officer, Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington

    PEOPLE'S CHOICE - A data linkage and patient outcome study of aeromedical retrieval services in Central Queensland
    Kristin Edwards, James Cook University
    Best Abstract

    The Best (highest ranked) abstract overall.
    The Best (highest ranked) abstract by an ECR

    Submission Requirements/Assessment:
    The Conference Abstract reviewers will rank abstracts and identify the top 6-10 in each category. The top abstracts will then be further reviewed by a small panel on experts.

    Past Winners 

    2017

    Best Abstract Overall was awarded to Thomas Elliott Senior Research Assistant, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute for his abstract:

    Using a hybrid discrete-event /agent-based model to examine improved triaging of GPreferred patients to colonoscopies
    Thomas Elliott1, Anton Lord1, Lisa Simms1, Graham Radford-Smith2, L.Gordon1
    1QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute; 2Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

    Best Abstract from an Early Career Researcher was awarded to Grace Kyoon-Achan University of Manitoba for

    Journeys to healthcare transformation: Partnering for change through Community based Participatory Research with Manitoba First Nations
    Grace Kyoon-Achan1, Josée G. Lavoie1, Kathi Avery Kinew2, Stephanie Sinclair2
    1University of Manitoba; 2First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba

    Best Poster
    The Best (highest ranked overall)
    The Best (highest ranked) Undergraduate or PhD Student

    Submission Requirements/Assessment
    Awards will be based on the scores of a panel of experts and peers. Posters are assessed during the conference.