We aim to conduct high quality and innovative medical education research that translates into improvements in the delivery and effectiveness of vocational GP registrar education and training, underpins an adequate and sustainable rural GP workforce, informs national policy and practice, and enhances the research capacity of GPTQ trainees, medical educators and GP supervisors.
We collaborate widely with other Regional Training Organisations and academic research institutions. We also support and advocate for GPTQ academic posts. Since 2017, researchers at GPTQ have attracted over $1.1 million dollars in competitive medical education research funding.
Research at GPTQ is overseen by the GPTQ Research Committee. The vision of the Committee is to develop and foster a research and quality improvement culture to function throughout all levels of the organisation and in partnership with other organisations.
The Research Committee reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of GPTQ, and its membership is constituted as follows:
a) Director of Education and/or Director of Training
b) Senior Medical Educator – Research
c) Medical Educator – Research
d) Evaluation unit representative(s)
e) Associate Director Medical Education – Rural
f) Senior Research Officer
g) Project Manager/s – Education Research Grants (co-opted members)
h) Supervisor Liaison Officer or delegate (corresponding member)
i) Registrar Liaison Officer (corresponding member)
j) Academic GP Registrar
k) University Academic representative UQ
l) University Academic representative Bond
m) University Academic representative Griffith
n) Other members co-opted by the committee from relevant organisations for a defined period of service (g. Primary Health Networks, College)
The committee meet no less than quarterly.