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The Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development Strategy at the University of Tasmania


The PHCRED Program ceased on 31st December 2011. This website is currently in caretaker mode, therefore no further updates will be made and it will cease operating on 31st December 2012.

What's new at PHCRED

Thank you all who presented & attended our Symposium! The abstract booklet is now available here and we welcome our presenters who wish to share their presentations electronically. Highlighted titles in the contents page are linked to their respective presentations.




PHCRED Workshops:

Registrations for our workshops open approximately one month prior to the workshop date.

Latest PHCRIS ebulletin

The Menzies Research Institute (MRI) and the University Department of Rural Health at the University of Tasmania are part of a nationwide initiative funded by the Department of Health and Ageing designed to support strategic primary care research.

The Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy aims to improve national research capacity in general practice by assisting University Departments of General Practice and Rural Health to further develop primary health care as an area of scholarship by embedding a research culture in Australian general practice specifically, and Australian primary health care more generally.

At UTAS we offer support to the general practice and allied health community in the following ways:

  • An educational program focussing on research skills, for example:
    • Quantitative Data Analysis
    • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Providing consultative support for your research and evaluation projects

We are also particularly interested in building successful partnerships to undertake:

  • Collaborative research
  • Supervision of primary care research higher degree students

For more information on PHCRED, please download our brochure.

Want to be keep up to date with PHCRED activities in 2011? Email the statewide facilitator at and type 'add me to the PHCRED_list' in the subject line.



Director PHCRED MRI Professor Mark Nelson
Acting Co-Director PHCRED UDRH Associate Professor Erica Bell
Coordinator UDRH Associate Professor Erica Bell
Coordinator MRI Mr Michael Bentley
Statewide Coordinator Ms Candice Lai
Statewide Coordinator

Mrs Sally Thurley