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About Emergency Department Collaborative Research Group

We are the overarching group for research conducted in the Emergency Department. Our vision is to embed research in clinical practice and education and inform new guidelines and policy.

In 2020, our group published more than 68 articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to more than 60 research projects, and were part of successful grant submissions totalling more than $6.38 million dollars.

Our funders include:

In addition, our research group continues to encourage pillar leads and clinicians to supervise students in research. In 2019, for example, more than 20 students from Bond University and Griffith University participated in our clinical audits and research projects.

Since 2011, our output in terms of publications and research funding that we have led or been a named investigator on demonstrating an upward trajectory. 

If you are interested in joining one of our projects or undertaking a new project, please email

Our Goals

To support our research vision, we have four overarching goals:

  1. Promote excellence, relevance, and impact of research.
  2. Develop, strengthen and sustain research partnerships.
  3. Build and streamline research capacity.
  4. Organise Emergency Department research.

We are also carrying out our goals through areas such as:

  • supporting and supervising Gold Coast Health clinicians in submitting grant applications and conference abstracts, peer-reviewing papers, providing network introductions, reviewing grants for funding bodies, and being a peer reviewer for health journals
  • promoting our group’s research across the broader community
  • identifying opportunities to partner with commercial sponsors, universities, the community, and external researchers
  • developing common processes and accessible resources to edit and submit literature reviews, grant applications and papers
  • encouraging staff to become involved in research.

Research Pillars

Our research is grounded in seven pillars. Learn more about each research pillar

Emergency Department Collaborative Research Group

Last updated 03 Jul 2023