Register Now for the 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference

We have a great programme planned for our 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference on the Gold Coast on 1-3 November. Read more about our pre-conference workshops on writing for publication and translating evidence into practice; our international keynote speakers and our organised symposia. Don't miss out - early bird registration closes on 20 September.

Keynote sessions


Each day of the conference will bring a new, international perspective to our conference theme: “Shifting priorities: balancing acute and primary care services”.


Professor Judith Smith

Director, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

Judith brings her experience of the UK and NZ health sectors, a policy analysis perspective and a strong interest in how to bridge the worlds of research, management and practice to her discussion of Making the shift: why community-based care will never be the cheaper option.

Read more about Judith here...


Professor Robin Gauld

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) and Dean, Otago Business School and Co-Director, Centre for Health Systems and Technology, University of Otago

Robin spans the commercial and health worlds, and has hands on experience bringing health leaders together to focus on integrated approaches to health systems. Robin will speak on One system to rule them all: governance, professionalism and the search for Mount Doom.

Read more about Robin here...


Dr Roman Kislov

Senior Research Fellow, The University of Manchester
Greater Manchester CLAHRC

With two projects funded by the Greater Manchester CLAHRC, Roman will draw on his experience of a large-scale, UK-based collaborative research partnership speaking on The art of compromise: Collaboration between researchers and practitioners to support integrated care

Read more about Roman here...


Professor Ian Graham

Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health & the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Honorary Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne Australia

Ian, recipient of the inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research 7 Year Foundation Grant will speak on Evidence for using participatory and co-production approaches to improve research uptake. Ian will be joined by local clinician Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge, a Queensland Health and Medical Research Fellow. Alison will bring an illustrative angle to the discussion and speak on co-design and implementation Working together to improve care of older inpatients: Eat Walk Engage.

Read more about Ian here...





Pre-conference Workshops and Breakfast Sessions


These additional sessions will provide valuable learning and networking opportunities.  

WORKSHOP - Writing for Publication: Meet the Editors

Attendees will leave the morning with concrete examples of ways to improve journal writing skills, as well as strategies and advice to increase the likelihood of publication.

WORKSHOP - Translating Evidence into Practice: Making Sense of Implementation Theories and Frameworks

How do you make a decision about which theories or frameworks to use for a particular implementation project? Does it matter which one which you select? Do you go for a ‘pick and mix’ approach? And how can you operationalise theories and frameworks in the real world? In this workshop, we will discuss and explore questions such as these to examine the practical application of theories and frameworks for translating knowledge into practice. The workshop will be an interactive format and will be of particular relevance to clinicians and researchers with experience of implementing evidence-based practice in healthcare.

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BREAKFAST SESSION - Metrics for Embedding Clinical Research into Health Care 

This breakfast session will give an overview of the benefits and issues surrounding embedding a culture and practice of research into routine health care, and the research metrics that can help you measure performance. The key international metrics used will be presented. 

BREAKFAST SESSION - Social Media - Best Practice and a Bootcamp!

Explore the implications and guidelines for use of social media in communicating health research outcomes, and avenues for using social media in health science research.  This session will close with a Twitter boot camp to get you Tweeting at #hsr17 and beyond!

BREAKFAST SESSION - How Consumer Partnerships Help Turn Great Research Into Practice 

Join Health Consumers Queensland as they discuss the recently released Consumer and Community Engagement Framework – a tool designed to engage with consumers for any project, plan or service.

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Contact us

If you have questions, please contact the appointed Conference Organisers, Iceberg Events:

Brodi-Rose Newsome
Event Assistant

Phone: 07 3876 4988