Goal: Developing more effective and efficient health services supported by technology innovation

Research focus: Digital health and Telerehabilitation

Program Leader: Professor Trevor Russell

Objective: Optimising rehabilitation pathways using technology

This programme will broadly focus on developing more effective and efficient health services supported by technology innovation. This program of research will address service inequity frequently experienced by people with injuries and disability living in both urban and rural areas by investigating ways to optimise the delivery of evidence­based care regardless of geographical location. The programme will encompass five areas:

  1. Optimal Service Models: This sub-theme will focus on investigating the efficacy and benefits of technology-enabled service models for people following motor vehicle crashes.
  2. Service Implementation: The focus of this sub-theme will be the implementation of technology-enabled services into clinical practice through collaboration with external service providers.
  3. Technical Innovations: This sub-theme will focus on the design, development and testing of various technologies to be used in both service model and service implementation research.
  4. Health Economics: Health economics research will underpin research activity where appropriate.
  5. Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science: This sub-theme will involve two interdependent areas of research, namely knowledge translation (exchange of knowledge/evidence developed by researchers with service providers and users) and implementation science (how to implement the knowledge into practice).