Consultancy services

Our Consultancy Service

If you are looking for assistance with primary care related research, consultancy, project evaluation or analyses please feel free to get in touch with us to further discuss project collaborations.

Who are we?

ISPRN Director, Professor Andrew Bonney
Professor Andrew Bonney MBBS (Hons), MFM (Clin), PhD, DRANZCOG, FRACGP, has over 20 years’ experience as a general practitioner to a small rural town and Aboriginal community on the South Coast of NSW. Appointed as the Roberta Williams Chair and foundation Professor of General Practice at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in 2011, his research focus has been community-based research which transforms primary health care. He has occupied a number of clinical leadership roles in Aboriginal health in the Shoalhaven region.

He is Director of ISPRN, which has members in 50 general practices across southern NSW and Tasmania In addition, Prof Bonney is an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Rural Health and is a member of the Research Committee of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health at UOW.

ISPRN Deputy Director, Associate Professor Judy Mullan
Associate Professor Mullan was appointed as lecturer in Population Health at the UOW's Graduate Medicine in 2008. She has a PhD in Public Health, a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, a Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her academic experiences include teaching, supervising and mentoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr Mullan also has extensive experience as a pharmacist having worked as a hospital, community and an accredited consultant pharmacist for over 20 years. Her research interests include:

  • Medication Compliance
  • Quality Use of Medicines
  • Aged Care Research
  • Warfarin management and education
  • Patient Education
  • Health professional/patient partnerships and communication

ISPRN Research Officer, Alyssa Horgan
Alyssa is responsible for ensuring the efficient and high-quality implementation of all ISPRN business including all operational aspects of ISPRN’s research projects. She has previously held administrative positions in the legal, political and private sectors.

Our History

ISPRN researchers have had over 100 primary health care-related papers published in peer reviewed journals in the last five years.

ISPRN researchers have been in receipt of over $2M of research funding and undertaken over 30 research projects since ISPRN’s inception in 2011.

Our Vision

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.

Our values, grounded in the ethos of primary health care, are equity, respect, collaboration, inclusiveness, integrity and excellence.

ISPRN contains a cohort of research-ready practices, including the GPs, nurses, Practice Managers, staff and patients; creating significant efficiencies in research implementation. It also provides an avenue for community based clinicians to undertake Higher Degree Research (HDR) to build capacity in community health research.

Services we provide

  • Conducting primary care related research projects
  • Running research workshops
  • Policy analysis, literature reviews
  • Data mining
  • Conducting surveys
  • Case studies
  • Translating research into policy
  • Consumer consultation
  • Program evaluation
  • Critical analysis

Testimonials

“Our work with Andrew Bonney and team was to review the literature of international models of funding primary care. We were very happy with the report they provided and also really appreciated the collaborative approach taken by the team throughout the engagement.

We were thrilled to see the results of the work contribute to the national discussion on primary care reform through Andrew’s input to the Standing Committee on Health’s Inquiry into Chronic Disease Prevention & Management in Primary Health Care.”

Michael Bassingthwaighte AM, CEO Peoplecare


COORDINARE – Southern Eastern NSW PHN has been very happy with the consultancy work provided by Prof Bonney. His consultancy has brought both an intimate knowledge of the primary care landscape and academic rigour which have significantly enhanced aspects of our planning.

Ms Dianne Kitcher, CEO, COORDINARE – Southern Eastern NSW PHN

If you are interested in finding out more about our consulting services please contact Ms Alyssa Horgan on 02 4221 5819.