The Network works closely with staff and external partners to advance research in prisoner and forensic mental health and drive evidence-informed international best practice healthcare for our patient population.

The following groups work in close collaboration to progress research priorities:

Research Advisory Committee (RAC) A subcommittee of the Network Board responsible for leading the Network’s strategic research agenda.
Research Strategy Team Operationalises and supports integration of the Network’s Research Strategy across the organisation.
Research Unit
  • Undertakes research that is aligned to the Network’s strategic priorities to inform service delivery and planning
  • Conducts research in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external agencies in accordance with standard ethics and governance approval processes
  • Provides consultation to staff undertaking research
  • Disseminates research   
Research Leads
  • The Network’s Chair of Forensic Mental Health (a joint position with the University of NSW), leads a program of epidemiological and clinical research focused on forensic mental health.
  • The Network’s Research Lead, Custodial Health, provides expertise and academic leadership to identify and support the integration of research priorities and activities across the Network.
Our staff

Research is conducted by Network staff in a wide variety of settings and employing a range of methodological approaches including health prevalence surveys, follow up of cohorts, evaluation of interventions and service models, and trials of novel interventions.