Our Research

Family Planning Victoria (FPV) is committed to robust evidence creation and effective research translation and dissemination in reproductive and sexual health. We have a strong focus on building and enhancing research collaborations and therefore welcome enquiries on new research proposals.

Our research strategy aims to improve patient outcomes, increase health professional capacity and contribute to improved service system responsiveness. Our research is conducted ethically with the rights, integrity and confidentiality of participants safeguarded. We conduct research both independently and in collaboration with a range of partner organisations.

Alignment with our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan Goals

Our research strategy aligns with the Strategic Plan Goals of our organisation. One of the key goals of our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan is to build the evidence base for reproductive and sexual health services and health promotion. Research conducted by FPV falls under three main streams:

1) Clinical training

2) Clinical practice

3) Schools and community education

Research Advisory Committee

Our Research Advisory Committee provides strategic direction, oversight and governance for the development, management and sustainability of research at FPV.

To submit a research proposal:

  1. Complete a Research Project Expression of Interest form, which will be reviewed by members of the Research Advisory Committee. Expressions of Interest can be submitted at any time.
  2. Successful applicants will then be asked to complete a Research Project Proposal (provided by email) which will be reviewed at the next Research Advisory Committee meeting. The deadlines for Research Project Proposals our outlined below.

Key dates

Thursday 30 January 2020 - deadline for submitting the Research Project Proposal.

Monday 17 February 2020 - Research Advisory Committee meeting.

Unsuccessful applicants may have the opportunity to resubmit their research application after adequately addressing feedback provided by the Research Advisory Committee.

Contact Us

Tel: (03) 9257 0171

Email: research@fpv.org.au