In this new series of short podcasts, the HSRAANZ President Professor Rachael Morton interviews leading health services researchers on health services research during COVID-19. How is the pandemic impacting the health system and the way that we conduct research?
In her first interview, Prof Morton caught up with Professor Hiscock to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on her clinical practice and her research. Professor Hiscock is a consultant paediatrician and National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow. She is Associate Director, Research at the Centre for Community Child Health, Director of the Royal Children's Hospital Health Services Research Unit and Group Leader, Health Services, Murdoch Children's Research Institute. In the interview Rachael and Harriet discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the health and well-being of children and how services are being re-designed to meet the challenges of the crisis. They consider what might be the longer-term impacts and if there might be unexpected benefits of changes to how care is currently offered, and what research will be needed to ensure that we can measure the impacts and benefits of these changes?
Interview 1 (23.04.20) Professor Harriet Hiscock