Following its recent Systematic Review Training, the Centre for Remote Health (CRH) has been successful in becoming an affiliated group with the Joanna Briggs Collaboration (JBC), with the first group meeting held on Tuesday April 3.
The JBC is a worldwide collaboration of Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Affiliated Groups and JBI Centres of Excellence that focus on producing and publishing systematic reviews on all aspects of health care and health service delivery. The JBC is similar to the Cochrane Collaboration but it conducts systematic reviews on different research methodologies including qualitative research.
This is a wonderful opportunity for CRH and Flinders NT to produce high quality systematic reviews on different aspects of remote health, such as cultural training and service delivery, in order to contribute to improving the standard of research and knowledge in remote health issues and ultimately the health outcomes for people who live in remote Australia.
A minimum of three systematic reviews is required to be published in three years in order to maintain this status. The aim is to exceed this number in order to apply to become a JBI Centre of Excellence.
The initial membership of the Group comprises:
Convenor: Professor Tim Carey
Deputy Convenor: Associate Professor Mark Davis
Core Staff: Associate Professor Narelle Campbell, Dr Danny Tsai, Dr Sheela Joseph, Ms Leigh Moore, Ms Tanja Hirvonen, Mr Toby Speare and Sonia Hines, Research Fellow, Systematic Reviews
Adjunct Staff: Ms Annie Farthing, Ms Kath Martin and Mr Ross Carter