Mercy Health promotes research throughout the organisation, supporting innovative projects and trials, across a range of areas including obstetrics, gynaecology, mental health, paediatrics, reproductive medicine, aged care, midwifery and palliative care.
The extent and diversity of research undertaken across the group reflects a high level of interest and commitment to research and improvement in the delivery of care.
Academic Research and Development Committee
The Academic Research and Development Committee (ARDC) undertakes a leadership role in the academic activities of Mercy Health Services and is the responsibility of the Mercy Health Chief Medical Officer. The Chief Medical Officer also has a governance oversight of the Mercy Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). The office of the Chief Medical Officer coordinates the preparation of the annual Mercy Health Research Report.
Research and development applications
If you are interested in undertaking research at a Mercy Health facility, please contact the Administrative Officer, HREC to confirm the requirements, appropriate forms and documentation for your research project. The Mercy Health Human Research Ethics Committee provides ethical oversight of all research proposals involving human participants.
For information regarding applications, please review the Human Research Ethics Committee web page and contact:
Last reviewed August 21, 2018.