Flinders Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research

Flinders Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research (FCCCHCR) was founded to address the challenges of the ageing Australian population combined with the expanding costs of providing optimal health care. Our key strategic focus, research direction and collaborations are toward the clinical and cost effectiveness of clinical therapies and facilitation of their translation into improved clinical practice and outcomes. The Centre's members undertake high valued research in one or more of the following areas of focus:

• Biostatistics

• Effectiveness of Therapy Group

• Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

• Health Economics

• Implementation Research

• Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions

Key Strategic Focus:


The main focus is to provide statistical advice on issues relating to the design of trials and studies, the analysis and interpretation of data, and ongoing support by wya of collaborations with researchers in School of Medicine.

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. 

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.

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.  

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. 

Effectiveness of therapy group

The aim is to enhance the effectiveness of therapy interventions for improved health and wellbeing across the lifespan from urban community to rural settings. Researchers in this group belong to the Disciplines of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Medicine.



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