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Practice-Based Research Networks

Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) are sustained collaborations between practitioners and academics who are dedicated to developing relevant research questions, working together on study design and conduct, and translating new knowledge into practice to ultimately benefit the health of populations.1

In 2020, there are around 23 primary health care PBRNs in Australia. There are currently no active PBRNs in New Zealand. The Australian primary health care PBRNs, mostly based in general practice and administered through academic institutions, vary in sizes but their key function is to engage clinicians in research to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice.

The PBRNs listed below will be pleased to connect with AAAPC members who have a research interest or research ideas.

1Pearce KA, Love MM, Barron MA, Matheny SC, Mahfoud Z. How and why to study the practice content of a practice-based research network. Annals of Family Medicine. 2004 Sep-Oct;2(5):425-8.

PBRN Contact Email

ASPirin in Reducing Events in Prof John McNeil

the Elderly (ASPREE) Prof Nigel Stocks

- Monash University Prof Mark Nelson

Australian Sentinel Practices Prof Nigel Stocks

Research Network (ASPREN)

- University of Adelaide

eviDent Foundation Meaghan Quinn

General Practice Teaching Prof Nigel Stocks

and Research Network

- University of Adelaide

GoldNet Research - Bond Prof Nick Zwar

University and Griffith University

Illawarra and Southern Prof Andrew Bonney

Practice Research Network

(ISPRN) - University of Wollongong

Monash Research Network Dr Liz Sturgiss

(MonReN) - Monash University

Network of Research General Prof Dimity Pond

Practice (NRGP) - Newcastle University

New England GP Research Network A/Prof Michelle Guppy

- University of New England

North Queensland Practice-Based Prof Clare Heal

Research Network - James Cook University

Northern Tasmania General Practice-Based Mrs Anne Todd

Research Network - University of Tasmania  

PracNet - Australian National University Prof Kirsty Douglas

Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Prof Jon Emery

Trials Group (PC4)

UNSW electronic Practice Based Research Prof Teng Liaw

Network – University of New South Wales Dr Jitendra Jonnagaddala

UQGP Research - University of Queensland Prof Katharine Wallis

Victorian Primary Care Research and Prof Lena Sanci

Education Network - University of Melbourne A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Western Sydney University Primary Care Dr Phyllis Lau

Research Network (WestReN)

Western Australian General Practice Based A/Prof Lucy Gilkes

Research Network



President: Tim Stokes

Address: C/O PO Box 664, Toorak, VIC 3142

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