The Rural Clinical School Research Centre is the research arm of the UQ Rural Clinical School. The Research Centre undertakes and facilitates medical and health-related research specific to regional, rural and remote areas. The Centre provides research support to RCS staff and students, clinicians and other stakeholders working in regional and remote areas who have an affiliation with UQRCS. Assistance can be provided with the design and conduct of original research, or linkage into an established project.

The Research Centre focuses on six keys areas of research. These are:

  • Population studies to investigate the determinants of health and disease within a defined population.
  • Clinical studies  to investigate the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, procedures and treatments for human use.
  • Indigenous health studies  to investigate health related issues identified as important/relevant by and for local Indigenous communities.
  • Health education/workforce studies  to investigate the factors influencing uptake and retention in the health workforce
  • Health services studies  to investigate social, logistical and financial factors affecting accessibility and cost of health care services, and outcomes for service users.
  • Technology and health studies  to investigate the development and implementation of new technologies in the delivery of health services.

Each area is led by one of the research academics at the Research Centre. If you are interested in undertaking research in any of these areas, please contact us using the online form on the Contact tab.

Rural Clinical School Researchers

The RCS Research Centre is a strong performer in terms of research impact and output. Since 2011 more than 140 studies have commenced, are in progress or have been completed.

RCS Core Researchers Output 2012-2017

RCS Core Researchers Output 2012-2017
RCS Research Performance 2012-2017, SciVal, 6 July 2017.

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  • The Research Centre receives many requests for assistance. To assist in streamlining the process we request you submit details using our online form in the first instance.
  • Please note that a request for assistance with a proposed study will require submission of a completed proposal with the contact form. You may use the RCS Research Proposal Template and Guideline for this purpose.  You will also be required to demonstrate that your proposed study meets the criteria for assistance. You may complete the form offline and copy the information into the electronic form for submission.

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