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For academic partners and collaborators

We are expanding our research capabilities and capacity through partnerships with academic institutions and offer various opportunities for non-GCH researchers to collaborate. 

Why collaborate with us?

Our extensive Research Profile

Research at Gold Coast Health, through our research enablers, groups and collaboratives, provides the evidence base for best practice, innovative service delivery and improved community outcomes.

Read more in our research profile.

Multiple partners

GCH partners with universities, research institutes, health services, and government to perform clinical research. 

University partners

Research institutes and centres

Large patient base

As a leading public healthcare provider in the region of south-east Queensland servicing over 590,000 residents, GCH recruits from metropolitan and rural socio-economic groups resulting in a large patient base.

We accept patients from all Gold Coast areas extending north, to Beenleigh and receive patient referrals in Northern and Regional New South Wales to the south. Our facilities include Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Day Surgical Hospital, health precincts and community clinics.

Coordinated Ethics and Governance processes

We aim for a 40 day approval process for each ethics and governance application, particularly if completed in parallel. We also adopt the National Health and Medical Research Council's processes for site assessment and authorisation. 

Collaboration opportunities

Visiting Research Fellowship Program

The Visiting Research Fellowship Program provides support for external researchers to foster new ideas and enhance research capacity and productivity with GCH staff.


Contact the Office for Research Governance and Development for more information:

Research Showcase

We organise an annual research week event to connect Gold Coast Health staff with external researchers and to present to wider audiences. 

Read more about our Research Showcase.

Last updated 03 Aug 2022