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Associate Professor Reece Hinchcliff
Associate Professor, Health Services Research
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
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Public Health and Health Services
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PhD(Medicine) (University of Sydney), BA(Hons1)(Social Anthropology) (University of Sydney)


Quality and safety, Patient safety, Quality improvement, Health systems, Health services research, Accreditation, Regulation, Indonesia, Clinical variation, Knowledge translation

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Reece Hinchcliff is an Associate Professor in Health Services Research, Deputy Discipline Lead and Course Coordinator in Health Management and the Academic Lead of International Engagement within the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He also maintains honorary and adjunct appointments at the University of Technology Sydney, UNSW Australia and Macquarie University.

Since completing his PhD at The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Associate Professor Hinchcliff’s research and teaching has examined how both regulatory policies and quality improvement programs can be applied in health services to improve organisational and care outcomes. He has a particular reputation for research into health service accreditation programs, being the third most published author in that field, internationally.

Associate Professor Hinchcliff has authored 70 peer-reviewed outputs. This includes 38 papers that have been cited on over 1000 occasions, producing a Google Scholar H-index of 17 and i-10 index of 25. He is also an Editorial Board Member of BMC Health Services Research and Indonesian Journal of Health Administration.

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Associate Professor Hinchcliff coordinates the following degrees at QUT:

  • PU84/PQ84 Master of Health Management
  • PU63/PQ63 Graduate Diploma in Health Management
  • PQ30 Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management
  • PQ31 Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
  • HL38 Graduate Certificate in Health Science

He is also the unit coordinator of unit PUN640, PUQ640, PUZ640: Health Systems.

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Associate Professor Hinchcliff has been involved in several Australian and international expert advisory committees to inform quality and safety regulation in health systems. His health services research has been used to assist the design, implementation and evaluation of a range of quality and safety programs in Australian jurisdictions and individual health service organisations.

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For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Awards and recognition

Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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Churchill Fellowship recipient


  • In addition to my current HDR supervision responsibilities, I am interested in supervising additional full-time PhD students focused on quality and safety regulation in Australian and South East Asian health systems.

Current supervisions