Research at St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney


Professor Kim Walker

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney we have a thriving and dynamic research program led by Professor Kim Walker. Since 2008, research conducted has mostly comprised of multidisciplinary healthcare improvement projects, designed to enhance the quality and safety of care for our patients.

Topics include:

  • A multidisciplinary model of care to improve warfarin anticoagulation
  • Patient and family-centered care: rhetoric or reality?
  • Preventing peri-operative inadvertent hypothermia in adult surgical patients: the development, implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based thermal care bundle
  • Enhancing patient outcomes by better management of iron deficiency anemia prior to surgery
  • Development and pilot of a 'real-time' patient experience measure
  • What factors influence how men with prostate cancer make treatment decisions?

Research Grants

Over the last seven years, we’ve been successful in attracting over $500,000 worth of funding for our research.

At St Vincent’s Private we have access to a number of grants from funding bodies including, but not limited to:

  • The St Vincent's Curran Foundation
  • St Vincent's Clinic Foundation
  • The National Health and Medical Research Foundation
  • The Heart Foundation
  • Australian Research Council

Our University Partners

We have a number of robust and enduring university partnerships, dating back to the early 2000s.

Collaborating universities include, among others:

  • The University of Technology, Sydney
  • Australian Catholic University
  • The University of Tasmania
  • University of Sydney
  • University of NSW
  • University of Notre Dame

Our partnerships provide significant support for both staff and infrastructure costs. They have enabled our research profile and programs to grow considerably over the last five years.