South Western Sydney PHN is committed to establishing partnerships and supporting local researchers and other relevant stakeholders in our region to conduct innovative, high quality, ethical primary care research.

Research (and evaluation) is vital in building the evidence base we need to commission new services and transform existing services to improve the health outcomes of people living in South Western Sydney.

Are you looking for research support?

Scroll down to find out about applying for research support or requesting assistance to promote your research project.

Past projects

Active Breed partnered with WSU and Canterbury Bulldogs

Active Breed partnered with WSU and Canterbury Bulldogs

Did you know; Australian men are more likely to develop chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes in comparison to women, or that rates of these conditions are particularly high in the South-Western Sydney region?

Read more | Bulldogs website

An exploration of women’s experiences of accessing publicly available pregnancy care within SWSLHD

Partnered with SWSLHD and Western Sydney University (ethics in progress).

HeLP-GP (Health eLiteracy for Prevention in General Practice)

HeLP-GP (Health eLiteracy for Prevention in General Practice)

Partnered with the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity

HeLP- GP randomised trial will test a combination of mobile health and telephone coaching provided to overweight and obese patients to assist them to improve their diet, increase the level of physical activity they undertake, and generally improve their health.

Read more |

Supported Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Bulimia Nervosa (BN)

Working with USYD and our commissioned suppliers. 

The overall aim is to conduct a RCT of an online CBT-based program for bulimia nervosa, titled Binge Eating eTherapy or BEeT.

Read more | InsideOut Institiute

Apply for research support

SWSPHN accepts research proposals from:

  • External researchers looking for endorsement or promotion of research to stakeholders (for example, to recruit participants)
  • External researchers looking for SWSPHN participation in developing the proposal and/or implementing elements of a research project
  • External researchers looking to partner with SWSPHN on research grants
  • External researchers looking to collaborate on a research project to address local health needs

What you need to complete the online form

Have the following ready to complete the form

  • Contact details for project lead
  • Details of your project
  • Project timeline PDF
  • Project summary, target audience, aims etc
  • Details on PHN involvement

NB. To be considered for research support from SWSPHN requests must be in writing, using the Research Proposal Form below. Completion and submission of this form is necessary for the progression of your proposal.

Get started on your submission

Need more information or support with online form?

For more information about the process or support with the online form, please contact the research team.

Do you have a research project to promote?

How we assist with research project promotion

We understand promotion is an important part of the research process. To advertise your research project across SWSPHN marketing channels, fill out the form. A Research and Evaluation Officer will be in touch.

What you need to complete the form

Please have the following ready

  •  Details of your project
  •  Contact details
  •  Creative asset from a campaign or promotion
    sample in PDF/JPEG format
Research Promotion Form

Research policy

Research is one of the most important means by which we can pioneer innovation in primary health care in South Western Sydney. By establishing a research policy, SWSPHN can manage the multiple requests it receives for support and participation in research.


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