The aims of the Professional Education Research and Engagement Theme within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences include:

  • fostering research strengths through mentoring and support in relevant research clusters, to design and implement innovative teaching and learning (T&L) research projects;
  • supporting and promoting strategic initiatives in T&L through translation of T&L research into classroom teaching and practice education;
  • providing practical support for T&L grant submissions (including collaboration, pitching, readership, and access to successful grants); and
  • enhancing the public profile of SHRS T&L research through showcasing and disseminating research findings.

The Professional Education Research and Engagement Theme has representation across all disciplines within the School and includes teaching focused, teaching and research focused, clinical education staff, and research higher degree students and maintains close communication with the SHRS Teaching and Learning Committee and SHRS Clinical Education Clinical Education Sub-Committee. Current research initiatives involve close collaboration with the School of School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, within the HaBS Faculty.


The research undertaken within the Professional Education Research and Engagement Theme has a focus on directly impacting and enhancing the the quality of teaching and learning, and therefore the SHRS student experience and outcomes, at The University of Queensland. Research initiatives are closely aligned with the UQ Student Strategy. Work in this theme acknowledges that ‘education’ is broader than campus-based learning and includes experiences in various settings such as clinics and schools, locally and abroad. Research focuses on the preparation for, and transitions to, these settings and experiences. Furthermore, this research theme has a strategic focus on providing practical support for staff in their development, implementation, and translation of such initiatives. The research theme actively encourages collaboration in teaching and learning research to maximise impact and provides support for local, national, and international research dissemination.

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For all general current HDR student queries and enquiries related to applications contact the HDR Liaison Officer: or +61 7 3365 7123

For all enquiries related to research in the School, contact the Senior Administration Officer (Research): or +61 7 3365 2074

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