Cancer Health Services Research Special Interest Group


Further develop the capacity to conduct highly competitive cancer health services research by forming major collaborations between researchers within the Network. To facilitate this process, the Health Services Research special interest group will:

  • document current health services research within the Network with a view to fostering productive collaborations for new and existing research (on the strength of the collective skill base of cancer researchers within the Network);
  • identify any cancer researchers and clinicians in the Network with an interest in health services research and invite these people to join the HSR SIG; and
  • develop joint projects and promote co-supervision of postgraduate students to facilitate further collaboration between researchers in the future.

Use interest group meetings as an education forum to broaden the knowledge of cancer researchers within the group by:

  • developing a series of short presentations to share information about and ideas on health services research activities within the Network, in addition to seminars addressing more general aspects of health services research (with a strong emphasis on discussion following the presentations); and
  • increasing knowledge and understanding of methods in health services research.

Create and exploit opportunities to increase support for cancer health services research at the University of Sydney by:

  • considering ways of increasing support for cancer health services research by the University of Sydney; and
  • using the collective strength of the group to attract more substantial and stable support for cancer health services research.

The SIG is chaired by Professor Jane Young (Sydney School of Public Health). Membership is open to all staff of the University of Sydney, its teaching hospitals and affiliated research institutes.

If you are interested in participating, please send the following information to the Cancer Research Office by :

  • Name:
  • Contact telephone number:
  • Email:
  • Department:
  • Up to 5 keywords (describing your health services research interests and technical expertise):