Current Research Projects

The Integrative health care Model

Seeking the Views of South Australian Health consumers and Health Care Providers on Integrative Health Care

Researchers from the University of South Australia, in partnership with Flinders University and Endeavour College, are looking for health consumers and health providers (from disciplines such as acupuncture, chiropractic, dentistry, dietetics, exercise physiology, general practice, western herbalism, homeopathy, massage therapy, naturopathy, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, practice nursing, psychology and social work) to participate in an exciting new study that will examine the views and needs of health consumers and health care providers in relation to integrative health care - a new approach to delivering health services to Australians by bringing together a broader range of services to better meet the needs of health consumers. Findings from this research will be used to develop a new health care service delivery model for primary care.

If you are a health consumer (i.e. have used a health service within the last 12 months) or are a practitioner of one of the above disciplines (including clinicians and academics), the research team invites you to participate in a brief, 15-20 minute, online survey to explore your views and needs in regards to integrative health care. As a gesture of gratitude for your participation, participants completing the survey will be eligible to enter a draw to win one of ten $50 Coles-Myer gift cards.

If you would like to participate in the project, please go to However, if you have any questions or would like to receive more detailed information about the study, please go to the project website at Alternatively, you can email Dr Matthew Leach (Chief Investigator) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone (08) 8302 2846.