The Research Unit supports the Network to continuously improve patient health services by conducting and facilitating high-quality research. This provides an evidence base specific to the needs of Justice Health NSW's patients, staff and practice.

The Research Unit is dedicated to the study of prisoner health issues and its work is recognised at a national and international level.

The Unit undertakes research aligned to Justice Health NSW’s strategic priorities to provide the evidence base to inform service delivery and planning.

The Unit also conducts two landmark periodic studies: the NSW Inmate Health Surveys of 1996, 2001, 2009 and 2015, and the NSW Young People in Custody Health Surveys of 2003, 2009 and 2015. The information from these surveys has been invaluable to planning and monitoring health services for NSW adults and young people. Additionally, the survey data has supported numerous funding and advocacy initiatives related to improving the health outcomes of our patients.

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Research Unit

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

Long Bay Correctional Complex, Roundhouse

PO Box 150, Matraville NSW 2036

Phone: 9700 3016 Email: