Research Snapshot 20232024-05-22T15:10:50+10:00
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Research Snapshot 2023

Professor Steven Lane

Foreword from the A/Executive Director, Research

The accompanying research snapshot provides some great examples of how clinical research can transform clinical care, while supporting research career pathways and ensuring health equity across our health service. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by these stories.

Professor Steven Lane
A/Executive Director, Research
Metro North Health

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349 NEW

in 2023
Journal Articles
in 2023
Our researchers cited over
1.1 million
times in

past decade
$307 million
NHMRC and MRFF grants awarded
over last 10 years
15 Pre-RHD
scholarships awarded in 2023

Making research possible

Metro North Health’s high standard of research would not be possible without the support of the Metro North Research Coordinator Grants, Collaborative Research Grants, the RBWH Foundation and The Common Good.

Showcasing the future of research

The 2023 annual Metro North Research Excellence Awards attracted 69 phenomenal submissions that showcased the diverse and far-reaching research projects conducted by individual researchers and teams from across Metro North Health.

Research is vital in driving change in clinical practice to improve patient outcomes, and Metro North Health researchers are conducting ground-breaking research every day.

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Research stories

Pre-hospital pathway improving heart attack outcomes 

Clinicians at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) have identified that reducing the time delay from diagnosis to in-hospital treatment can significantly improve a heart attack patient’s outcome and is associated with lower short and long-term mortality.  

Gestational diabetes screening could be easier thanks to COVID

A team of dietitians at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) has partnered with universities and pathology laboratories to show that simpler forms of testing for Gestational Diabetes Melitus used during COVID-19 are equally effective as current methods of testing.

QUT Metro North Nursing and Midwifery Academy

A partnership between Metro North Health and QUT is providing an integrated approach to education, recruitment and retention, development and support for nurses and midwives throughout their careers, including research pathways.

Research study highlights complexities of ICU environment 

A qualitative research study by the Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) has explored issues experienced by staff in the intensive care setting as part of a project to improve the intensive care unit (ICU) environment. 

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