General Practice is becoming an increasingly complex field of medicine, with many patients now presenting with one or more chronic medical conditions. It has never been more important to ensure that practice is backed by relevant and high quality research. Within the Discipline of General Practice at UQ, we are proud to contribute to the evidence-base driving excellence in care and  to improve patient outcomes through our research. 

Our key research themes include:

1. Health Services Research provides two flagship Centres of Research Excellence (CRE):

  •  APHCRI CRE in Primary Health Care Microsystems
  • NHMRC CRE in Improving Quality and Safety in Integrated Primary Care.

2. Evidence into Practice -

  • Single Patient Trials
    • Quality Use of Medicines
  • Maternal and Infant Care
  • Systematic Reviews, and
  • Community Antibiotic Stewardship

3. Multimorbidity and Special Populations -

  • Indigenous Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Aged Care
  • Refugee and Migrant Health, and
  • Doctors' Health

4. Medical Education: Teaching is an important aspect of general practice. Our research extends to the scholarship of teaching and learning, especially as it applies to medical education generally and to general practice training in particular.