A team of ANU Medical School and Research School of Population Health members led by Dr Anna Olsen and Professor Emily Lancsar have been engaged to provide tailored training in research methods to staff at the Health and Medical Research Office, Australian Government Department of Health. The Health and Medical Research Office is responsible for the Medial Research Future Fund (MRFF) which commissions and funds research.
“We’re pleased to be able to draw upon, and share, the vast expertise found within the ANU College of Health and Medicine, to better prepare Department of Health staff to review and correctly interpret the submissions they receive,” said Dr Olsen.
The team will deliver four half-day workshops including sessions on qualitative methodologies, epidemiology and observation studies, clinical trials, surveys and questionnaires, systematic and rapid reviews, economic evaluation, field and natural experiments and mixed methods.
Other members of the team include: Professor Cathy Banwell, A/Professor Rosemary Korda, Dr Diana Perriman, Dr Siobhan Bourke, Dr Ellie Page, Professor Nicolas Biddle & Dr Rosalie Aroni.