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Research plan

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To guide our research activities, we developed the Research Plan Towards 2022 (the Research Plan). We are currently refreshing the Research Plan which will see Comcare’s research approach and themes defined over the coming four years.

Developing a Research Plan

Australia’s workplaces are changing. We need applied research that helps us address new and emerging challenges to workplaces and the health and wellbeing of workers.

It has never been more important to forge powerful partnerships with other compensation and safety schemes, academia, as well as public and private industries to invest and trial research in real life settings. This research informs and improves future policy and practice.

In developing the Research Plan we undertook an extensive stakeholder engagement process to help us better understand and respond to our jurisdiction’s research needs now and in the future.

Download Research Plan towards 2022 (PDF, 4.8 MB).

Research themes

We identified five research themes to drive new and better ways of enabling safe and healthy work.

Select a research theme to see the current research projects we are leading or are involved in.

  1. Enabling healthy and safe workplaces
  2. Enhancing employer capability
  3. Guiding and supporting mental health and wellbeing
  4. Fostering work participation and recovery
  5. Adapting to the future of work.

These research themes enable us to prioritise potential research opportunities that align with the needs of our jurisdiction.

Page last reviewed: 07 July 2022
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Date printed 03 Oct 2022