Research is integral to Ambulance Victoria achieving its vision of improving the health of our community. Ambulance Victoria offers a unique opportunity to undertake research in the pre-hospital environment, conducting clinical and operational research with the aim of improving patient care and outcomes.
The Research and Evaluation Department is responsible for research governance, research project initiation, supervision, monitoring and publishing. Core functions of the Department include:
Research governance and promotion
In house research and research program development
Research liaison, advice and coordination
Establishment of research partnerships
Securing research funding
Project evaluation and analysis
Development of clinical performance indicators
Provision of data to Clinical Quality Registries and Clinical Trials
Ambulance Victoria supports all types of research where the benefits outweigh the associated risks. Participation in current and future research projects is governed via our research governance process. All applications must comply with the Research Application Guidelines.
Individuals considering the development of research proposals are requested to contact the Research & Evaluation Department to discuss their proposed project and request a Research Application Form. This will assist in research design and help to reduce delays in the application process.
All project applications will be reviewed and subject to approval by the Ambulance Victoria Research Committee and, in some circumstances, the Ambulance Victoria Executive. Comments and opinions from external sources may also be considered. The Research Committee meets every two months. Committee meeting dates can be obtained by emailing the Research & Evaluation Department.