Illawarra and Southern Practice Research Network (ISPRN)

The Illawarra and Southern Practice Research Network (ISPRN) is funded by the University of Wollongong's School of Medicine (SOM).

It is our vision to become a centre of excellence for the promotion of research, education and quality improvement in primary health care with a particular focus on the health of regional, rural and remote populations.

ISPRN aims to support research and quality improvement in primary care by:

  • Developing a vibrant community of practice in primary care research supported by the School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong.
  • Actively pursuing internal and external grant funding opportunities.
  • Effective dissemination of network research findings. This includes direct feedback to practices and stakeholders, conference presentations, workshops, journal publications and incorporation into undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.

Our areas of focus are:

  • Quality improvement projects
  • Translation into practice
  • The implementation of evidence-based research
  • Education