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Research 1

Welcome to the Research section of the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) website. WCHN aims to be a leader in quality health research, partnering with other agencies, and translating research into innovative and improved services.

Consumers/patients can take part in clinical research trials and contribute to the development of new treatments and the improved health of our community.

WCHN Research Strategy 2023 – 2027

The WCHN Research Strategy 2023 – 2027 sets out our key priorities to build a brighter future for families through supporting innovation and research across our Network.

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network is dedicated to fostering research excellence and translating the best available evidence into practice and policy.

WCHN has an impressive history of improving care through research excellence and we are building on this for an exciting future.

That’s why we’ve developed the WCHN Research Strategy 2023 – 2027.

This strategy outlines our five key priorities for research; to enhance our research culture, develop our partnerships and collaborations, build capacity, collaborate with consumers and focus on future health needs.

This will ensure we achieve our vision of being a nationally and internationally leading and respected research organisation where our research outcomes translate to better health.

WCHN is home to over 200 researchers, currently undertaking more than 400 projects, with over 200 publications every year.

Research News

Find out about the latest in Research at WCHN in our regular Research newsletter.