Researching today to change lives tomorrow
Vision - Innovation for a healthier world
At our core is a commitment to innovation and excellence in health research. Through leadership and collaboration, we will champion research to optimise health in our local and global communities.
Our mission is to engage in ground-breaking research aimed at making meaningful improvements to the health of our communities. We do so by advancing the knowledge of science on which health science is founded, expanding the evidence base for health outcomes and health systems, and improving health education.
Our research areas
Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Data Analytics
Higher Degree Research
We support Higher Degrees Research students through a range of activities and programs, complementing University initiatives. Together with staff and research themes, we work hard to ensure our HDR students get the best possible support for their studies, and in pursuit of future research to improve health outcomes of our communities.
SCHOOL RESEARCH COMMITTEE
- To oversee the implementation of the School Research Plan
- Be responsible for the conduct of activities to support the development of research
- To monitor the School's research performance
The Research Committee:
- Keith Grimwood - Chair
- Joshua Byrnes - Centre for Applied Health Economics
- Cordia Chu - Centre for Environment and Population Health
- Anne Roiko - Environmental Health
- Mark Avery - Health Service Management
- Sandy MacQuarrie - Paramedicine
- Lennert Veerman - Public Health
- Jing Sun - School of Medicine (Biostatistics)
- Vinod Gopalan - School of Medicine
- Eugen Petcu - School of Medicine
- Alfred Lam - HDR Convenor (Clinical)
- Faruk Ahmed - HDR convenor (Non-clinical)
- Nigel McMillan - School of Medical Science
- Andrea Marshall - Joint appointee between Griffith University and Gold Coast Health
- Tracie Cheng - HDR Student (Clinical)
- Festus Adams - HDR Student (Non-clinical)
- Roianne West - First Peoples Health Unit
- Thanya Pathirana - Sunshine Coast
- Simon Broadley - School of Medicine (Snr researcher)
- Teresa Russo - Secretary
Applied Health Economics - Nathan
Some of our projects
- Citizens' Jury Project
- Environments for Healthy Living
- Personalized feedback to reduce alcohol for women and their children
- Patients’ Preference for Participation in Patient Safety Activities
- Promoting postpartum wellbeing and confidence
- NBN diabetes project
- External Evaluations of Submissions to the PBAC
- Dealing with cognitive and related functional decline in older people
- Telehealth in Residential Aged Care Facilities: A Pragmatic Randomised Control Trial
- Panel provider of services to the MSAC
- Predictors for paediatric presentations to the Emergency Department
- Reducing inequality in Heart Disease
Cancer Molecular Pathology Program
Cancer is a leading health problem worldwide. The goal of our program is to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from cancer through translational research involving molecular biology, pathological studies and clinical correlations. Research is conducted by internationally recognised experts in different cancer related fields.
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Prevention, Genetics and Clinical Trials
Our current projects arise from the Gold Coast cardiovascular DNK bank and the Precise registry, the CHAMPION clinical trial and the CARS trial. In addition there are projects underway in Accelerated Atherocoronary Metabolic Syndrome, functional capacity and cardiovascular outcomes and the development of new cardiovascular interventional devices.
Our current projects include an epidemiological, case-control, survey of autoimmune disease in patients with multiple sclerosis and their relatives, validation of the Griffith University Headache Questionnaire, the CogniMS study, studies of the effect of fatigue on balance in multiple sclerosis and surveys of headache, eye and hair colour and ancestral origin in multiple sclerosis. In conjunction with the Genomics Research Centre and several other centres around Australia we have recently joined the Multiple Sclerosis GeneBank collaboration and several other centres around
Our research is focused on the development of new speckle tracking technology in cardiac ultrasound echocardiography in the assessment of myocardial strain mechanics. Myocardial strain imaging has been shown to be more sensitive than conventional echo parameters in the detection of early subclinical myocardial dysfunction. Myocardial Strain imaging can improve early diagnosis and prognostic risk stratification in various cardiomyopathies.
Our effort is focused on evaluating potential new clinical applications and how to translate this research tool into a routine practical clinical tool by improvement in accuracy, reproducibility, and vendor compatibility, and our research personnel and resources involve multi-centre collaboration between School of Medicine Griffith University, The Prince Charles Hospital, University of Queensland, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and Gold Coast University Hospital.
Research collaborators include cardiologists, cardiac scientists, cardiac sonographers, exercise physiologists, ICU physicians, PhD students, and postdoctoral research fellows, and our research team have established international collaboration and joint research projects with academic institutions in Japan, Hong Kong, and USA.
MEDICAL EDUCATION AREAS
Ethics - Evaluation - GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test) - Inter-professional learning - Learner analytics - MSOD (Medical School Outcomes Database) - Problem-based learning - Selection and admission - Social media