Research and Evaluation

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Research

Information technology provides ready access to a sea of information, but working out what’s useful and how best to use it can be a problem. We can do the job for you, using our high-level research experience and technical writing skills. Whether the end result is a stand-alone literature review or background for a report or funding application, we will identify the most relevant and useful material and present the information in a user-friendly format.

Some of our clients include:

  • Parkville Comprehensive Cancer Centre – Desktop research for the PCCC Education and Training Strategy (2008)
  • Victorian Department of Human Services – Literature reviews for the Best Practice Clinical Learning Environments project (2008) and A New Model of Clinical Placement Governance for Victoria project (2009)
  • Southern Health/Monash University – Desktop research for the Academic Health Science Centre project (2009)
  • Australian Institute of Radiography – Literature review and desktop research for the Review of Australian Radiography Competency Based Standards (2010)
  • La Trobe University – Literature review and desktop research in support of new health professional course proposals (2010)
  • Australian Health Workforce Institute – Literature review on health workforce innovation (2010-11)
  • La Trobe University – Investigation of issues in relation to development of a new course in Disability Studies and investigation into the organisational alignment of the School of Pharmacy (2012)
  • Victorian Department of Health and Human Services – Review of Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Education in Victoria (2015)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists – Analysis of Australian psychiatry workforce data (2016)
  • Swinburne University of Technology – curriculum mapping for health science courses and scoping of new health science course opportunities (2016)

Evaluation

Our program evaluation services include development of program/project logic maps and evaluation frameworks, design of evaluation tools and conduct of program evaluations. We help you identify meaningful performance indicators that assist continual quality improvement and allow you to meet the quality expectations of your clients and other stakeholders.

Some of our clients include:

  • Australian Institute of Radiography – Review of Australian Radiography Competency Based Standards (2010)
  • Victorian Department of Health – Evaluation of the Victorian Data Linkages Project (2010-11)
  • Victorian Department of Health and the Victorian Clinical Training Council (VCTC) – Development of an Evaluation Framework for "Well Placed. Well Prepared: Victoria's Strategic Plan for Clinical Placements 2012–2015" (2012-13)
  • Victorian Department of Health and the Victorian Clinical Training Council (VCTC) – Mid-term Evaluation of "Well Placed. Well Prepared: Victoria's Strategic Plan for Clinical Placements 2012–2015" (2013-14)
  • Victorian Department of Health and the Victorian Clinical Training Council (VCTC) – End-of-term Evaluation of "Well Placed. Well Prepared: Victoria's Strategic Plan for Clinical Placements 2012–2015" (2015-16)
  • Victorian Department of Health & Human Services – Development of an Evaluation Framework for the Rural Community Intern Training (RCIT) Program (2015)
  • Victorian Department of Health & Human Services – Evaluation of the Rural Community Intern Training (RCIT) Program (2016-19)
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