Flinders Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research

Flinders Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research is focused upon the development of high value research and evidence to inform optimal decision making and implementation of cost effective health care interventions.

Current membership of the centre includes 88 clinicians and researchers supervising over 100 students, spanning a diverse array of disciplines such as:

  • nursing
  • allied health
  • palliative care
  • rehabilitation and aged care medicine
  • sleep medicine
  • cardiovascular medicine
  • intensive care
  • health economics.

Our member community endeavors to foster collaborative relationships with local, national and international partners and to serve in key roles within high profile public health and health promotion organisations.

The Centre has four areas of research performance:

Prevention and management of chronic conditions

The primary aim of research in this area is to improve health outcomes for both individuals and populations with chronic conditions.  Learn more

Implementation research

Implementation research is the study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of clinical research findings and evidence-based practice, improving the effectiveness, reliability, safety, appropriateness, equity and efficiency of healthcare. Learn more

Evidence-based clinical practice

This research theme seeks to evaluate the current disease-specific barriers to care from the perspective of the patient, the clinician and the health care system.  Learn More

Health economics

Our health economics focus is on the clinical and cost effectiveness of current therapies for many of the common conditions impacting our community.  Learn more




Congratulations to members on their NHMRC Success.

Physiotherapy success: HWA Grant for Physiotherapy in Emergency Department and second Brain Foundation Grant. Read more.. 


Working papers

What's important in defining quality of life for older people? An exploratory study of the views of older South Australians. Milte C, Walker R, Crotty M, Luszcz M, Lanscar E, Kaambwa B, Ratcliffe J. March 2013. View this working paper..

A comparison of adolescent and adult health state values for the Child Health Utility-9D using profile case best worst scaling. Running head: Adolescent versus adult values for the CHU-9D. Ratcliffe J, Huynh E, Stevens K, Brazier J, Sawyer M, Flynn T. View this working paper ..


Measuring and valuing health benefits for economic evaluation in adolescence: an assessment of the practicality and validity of the Child Health Utility 9D in the Australian adolescent population: Stevens K, Ratcliffe J, September 2011 View this working paper..


An assessment of the construct validity of the icecap-o index of capability in Australian national transition care and clinical rehabilitation programmes: Ratcliffe J, Laver K, Couzner L, Quinn S, Crotty M, February 2011 View this working paper..


Research Seminars

Research Seminars about various topics related to the key areas of research focus for the Centre are hosted on the third Friday of each month throughout the year at various venues.  More details about Research Seminars..

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