At Surrey Place, our research and evaluation activities are driven by two main research themes: Health and Well-being and Improving Practice.
Health and Well-Being
Research falling under the theme of Health and Well-being is relevant to a broad range of services at the system and practitioner level. Many are large scale projects and programs that explicitly aim to influence government policy. The issues studied directly impact on the quality of life of our clients and their families. These would include, but are not limited to, physical and mental health, inclusion, personal development, independence, leisure, community supports and the service system.
Research falling under the theme of Improving Practice is concerned with the client populations, outcomes and clinical processes associated with specific services. Many of these projects can be characterized as program evaluations, program development, or quality assurance initiatives. The goal of such projects is to provide evidence to support improvements in the services being studied.