Our research

Our vision is an evidence-based primary care system that places the whole person at its heart and provides high-quality care for all. General practice spans the depth and breadth of human experience, providing relationship-centered care for people throughout their lives in the context of their family, community, and other healthcare providers. The diverse nature of general practice, and the diverse communities we serve, is reflected in the diversity of our research interests.

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Associate Professor Deborah Askew

Dr Maria Donald

Supporting General Practitioners to Discontinue Long-Term Antidepressant Use.

Dr Alison Green

Professor Claire Jackson

Centre for Health System Reform and Integration

Dr Greg Merlo

Changing the Antibiotic Prescribing of general practice registrars intervention

Updated analysis of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT)

Contextual factors that influence antibiotic prescribing: a discrete choice experiment of GP registrars

General model for assessing the cost effectiveness of AMS in primary care

Smoking cessation medicine use in Australia

Brighton Hub Evaluation

Dr Ben Mitchell

Dr Hayley Thomas

Whole Person Assessment: A Systematic Review.

Emeritus Professor Mieke Van Driel

Associate Professor Katharine Wallis

UQGP Research

The 3-Domains toolkit for assessing older drivers: a pilot study in general practices and validation study in driving assessment clinic

Safer Prescribing and Care for the Elderly (SPACE): Cluster RCT in New Zealand General Practice

Patient harms in New Zealand general practices: Records review study (SHARP)

Cardiovascular disease risk prediction in older people: a qualitative study

Teaching in the time of COVID: an interview study in general practice

REdressing Long-tErm Antidepressant uSE (RELEASE): pilot study in general practice

Centre for Health Reform and Integration

Director:  Professor Claire Jackson

The MRI-UQ Centre for Health System Reform and Integration brings together and develops the work of two Centres for Research Excellence; one on primary and secondary care integration, and the other on primary care quality, capacity building and governance.

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UQGP Research

Director: Associate Professor Katharine Wallis

UQGP Research is a practice-based research network (PBRN) that supports collaboration between The University of Queensland’s (UQ) primary care researchers and general practices.

Our network of health care practitioners and researchers are united in the aim of conducting primary care research to expand the evidence-base and improve outcomes for patients accessing primary health care.

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Abtin Vatan Doust  
Title: "Did COVID change antibiotic prescribing in Australian primary care?”
Synopsis: Analysis of the effect of COVID on dispensed use of antibiotics, GP consultations, and notifications for influence and ILI using an ecological approach.

Paola Vasquez Vasquez
Title: “Systematic review of prioritisation tools for funding decisions regarding rare diseases and orphan drugs: What are the new analysis approaches?"
Synopsis: A systematic literature review was conducted to explore different methods to evaluate the society's values and preferences as a part of health technology assessments in rare diseases and orphan drugs. From this primary purpose, five specific objectives were proposed: 1) to analyse the importance of including social values and preferences into the health technology assessment in rare diseases and orphan drugs; 2) to describe methods that evaluate society's values and preferences into the health technology assessment context, such as the multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA), the discrete choice experiment (DCE), the person trade-off method (PTO), the rule of rescue (RR), analytic hierarchy process, among others; 3) to analyse these methods' reliably as effective tools to capture the society values and preferences into the health technology assessment context in rare diseases and orphan drugs; 4) to compare the outcomes pilot studies about these tools in the context of rare diseases and orphan drugs in different settings; 5) to generate a reflection about the implementation of these instruments as a part of the health technology assessments and the sanitary policies decision-making process in the context of rare diseases and orphan drugs.

Hollis Steeves
Title: What do pre-clinical year 2 medical students want to learn in a placement in General Practice in the time of the COVID19 pandemic?
Funding Source:: Faculty of Medicine - UQ Student Employability Centre


Annabel Chau
Title: Student involvement in general practice consultations: the experience of year 2 urban LInCC students.
Funding Source: Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland