About SydReN


To promote the implementation of evidence-based primary care in Sydney through the partnership and participation of primary care providers in the conduct of high quality research by:

  • supporting practice-based primary care research that makes a difference to health outcomes and experiences of care in areas in which the network has expertise and experience;
  • providing practices with the opportunity to engage in high quality research and access research expertise and other development opportunities available through academic researchers and the University of Sydney;
  • providing academic researchers with access to practitioners’ expertise and a practice base; and
  • minimising the gap between research and practice by actively disseminating research network findings to network members and to relevant policy-makers.

Governance and Structure

SydReN provides high-level strategic direction and operational guidance to the network on many issues including the network's membership and research agenda.

The SydReN Coordinator, based at School of Public Health within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney, administers the network. This includes linking members into ethical research projects, university research events and research skills building literature and programs, as well as building knowledge of the network with stakeholders.


Membership is free, by application, and open to any primary care practitioner – GPs, practice nurses, community and allied health professionals, and primary care stakeholders.

Why would you want to get involved?

If you are:

  • passionate about contributing to advancing the field of primary care;
  • interested in mental health, chronic disease, youth health, complementary medicine and other important primary care areas;
  • looking for something a bit different to complement your daily work;
  • wanting to be part of the 'bigger picture' of primary health care research;
  • wanting to acquire research skills; or
  • interested in meeting fellow primary health practitioners who share your interest in research, new knowledge or better practice

Contact Us

SydReN Coordinator
School of Public Health
Discipline of General Practice
Rm 125 Level 1 Edward Ford Building (A27)
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Telephone: +61 2 9351 3137