Towards an inclusive research culture in upcoming Health and Education Precincts in New South Wales, Australia: implications for policy and practice

Madhan Balasubramanian, Victoria Flood

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Abstract

An inclusive research culture is vital towards the maturity of Health and Education Precincts into an active innovationecosystem. To date, substantial investments have been made in 13 upcoming Health and Education Precincts in varying stages of development in the Greater Sydney region, New South Wales. The political commitment to create an innovative environment for teaching and a vibrant research culture is noticeable. However, it is unclear to what extent government policy engages the breadth of clinical personnel in teaching and research-related activities and contributes towards improving research culture. Based on a study conducted at the central river district of the Greater Sydney region, we argue that better engagement of clinical personnel in teaching/research-related activities and inclusion of research related roles within the job description of clinical personnel can substantially drive a positive research culture and thereby contribute towards the overall development of Health and Education Precincts. Opportunities for continued education and training of clinical personnel and involvement in graduate research programs also substantially drives research culture. We argue that future policy and practice solutions for upcoming Health and Education Precincts need to foster an inclusive research culture and should be tailored to meet the needs of an innovative ecosystem. Future solutions will need to contribute towards improving research culture as well as the health and wellbeing of people in the region.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberi833
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Health Management
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • research culture
  • health and education precincts
  • health cities
  • development
  • urban planning
  • leadership

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