​Rural Research Capacity Building Program (RRCBP)


The Rural Research Capacity Building Program is one of NSW Health’s key strategies for building research capacity in rural NSW, as reflected in the NSW Rural Health Plan. The program provides a structured pathway of learning designed to provide novice researchers with the competencies and skills to complete their own research projects. Candidates attend a series of workshops and concurrently develop their research proposal, create the research protocol, gain approved by an ethics committee, collect and analyse data and complete a portfolio of evidence and research report. Rurally located NSW Health employees with no previous experience or limited exposure to research are eligible to apply.

Applicants must include a research proposal with their submission. It is recommended candidates discuss their proposal with the Executive Sponsors in each agency. Alignment of the applicant’s proposal with Local Health District or NSW Health strategic or operational priorities is expected.

Rural Research Capacity Building Program Information - Closed for 2019

All HNE staff considering applying for this program please contact Kristy Morris, Manager Health Research and Translation Centre via email: kristy.morris@health.nsw.gov.au.

Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) Contacts

Kristy Morris

HNE Health LHD

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Kerith Duncanson


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David Schmidt