Research

Through the acclaimed RDNS Institute, RDNS has forged a unique place in the investigations of primary and community care. We have translated those investigations into improved services for clients and the community. Our research assists clients to gain more independence, comfort and choice in relation to their healthcare and helps them to remain at home, living fuller and more satisfying lives

The RDNS Institute comprises a multi-disciplinary team of research fellows and officers, and is underpinned by a strong governance framework including an ethics committee.

Our approach to research is to identify pressing health needs, design studies to understand these needs and find ways to resolve them. We do this by listening to our clients, expert clinicians and by leading research collaborations with national and international researchers, universities and centres in the areas of ageing, chronic illness, mental health and disability.

RDNS Institute areas of expertise:

  • Healthy ageing
  • Health services research
  • Prevention
  • Chronic illness management
  • Multi-morbidity
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Palliative care
  • Lung health
  • Medications
  • Wound management

The RDNS Institute consults and works with governments, renowned domestic and international universities and the wider community to ensure our research is asking and answering the right questions. We collaborate with leading researchers and organisations to conduct rigorous quality studies that inform policy and practice beyond RDNS.

RDNS’ findings are trusted and respected, reaching local, national and international health audiences, including key collaborations in China through Peking University and the Shenzhen Health Bureau.

The RDNS Institute responds to global health concerns for those living in the community. These concerns include: diabetes, asthma, podiatry, social wellbeing, aged friendly cities, connectivitiy, workforce innovations and telehealth.

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