Justice Health NSW research

We work with our staff and external partners to advance research in prisoner and forensic mental health. Learn about our researchers, our current projects and how to get ethics approval.

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Leading innovation

Our aim is to drive evidence-informed, best practice healthcare for our patients. Our research is guided by these principles:


Justice Health NSW is committed to the highest standards of integrity in conducting according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards. We adhere to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Responsible research

We protect the welfare and rights of research participants by ensuring that research projects undergo reviews to establish that they meet the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

Culturally safe

All research involving people in custody or in detention in NSW is considered to significantly involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We follow guidelines to ensure our research is safe, respectful and beneficial to First Nations communities.

Research and ethics


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Our research projects

Our researchers are leading the way to improve healthcare in the criminal justice system. Learn about our research teams and partners, explore our current research projects and download our research publications. 


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Getting ethics approval

If you’re conducting a research project, you may need to seek Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval. Find out if you need ethics approval, learn the steps to apply and access resources and support.


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Research ethics resources

Access resources to help you develop your research ethics application. Download templates, guidelines, policies and legislation.

For feedback or complaints related to a Justice Health NSW research project or researcher, contact us.

Meet our experts

Our researchers and research professionals are committed to improving healthcare outcomes for people in custody. Meet some of our research experts and learn about the projects they're leading to advance patient care. 


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Ignite - The Pitch

To promote a culture of innovation, we developed the Ignite – The Pitch initiative to empower staff to 'pitch' their innovative idea. Funding is provided to support projects and ideas aimed at improving patient outcomes, meeting our performance indicators, making a positive impact on carers and staff and minimising waste. 

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Contact Justice Health NSW Research

More options to contact us.

Research Governance and Ethics Officer: 

General research enquiries: 

Phone: (02) 9700 3000

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