Research and education

Through research and education, the NIISQ Agency is Making Lives Better.

We’re building relationships to enable effective research and innovative practice opportunities.

Under the research and education program, the NIISQ Agency is:

  • working with stakeholders to develop research and education solutions that will have real benefits to participants and the Scheme
  • an active partner on research and education initiatives
  • building collaborations and creating knowledge-sharing opportunities.


Our research and education priorities are to:

  • improve participant injury-related health outcomes
  • improve the mental health and well-being of participants
  • empower participants to manage their injury
  • improve access to high-quality services in Queensland, including building regional frontline capability and capacity
  • put innovative solutions for participants into practice
  • help increase participants’ independence and participation in the community, including employment.

Advancing research and education

Our research and education program is driven by us, with pathways for support applications initiated by the NIISQ Agency.  We connect with stakeholders to make sure we know about research and education developments relevant to the treatment, care and support of NIISQ participants and can identify ways we can work with others. As the program grows, the NIISQ Agency may reconsider other application pathways.

Our NIISQ-driven approach means research and education collaborations:

  • are participant-centred, collaborative, innovative, and outcome-focused
  • focus on translational research, research implementation and education projects that will deliver real benefits and practical application for NIISQ participants, the Scheme and the NIISQ Agency
  • contribute to sustainable fund management and administration by focusing on delivering benefits to NIISQ participants, the Scheme and the NIISQ Agency
  • align to the research and education priorities, as well as any specific priorities and needs of the NIISQ Agency
  • seek opportunities to work with others, including project co-design and partnership, governance committee representation, project funding, knowledge sharing, internal quality research projects and sponsorships.

Strategic Alignment

The NIISQ research and education initiative underpins how the NIISQ Agency fulfils a key objective of its Strategic Plan 2021-2025 for our service providers and stakeholders – systems and processes that enable provider delivery of approved services.

The initiative is in accordance with the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016, which enables the NIISQ Agency to:

  • provide support and funding for programs, research and education relevant to the treatment, care and support of participants in the Scheme
  • conduct research and collect statistics about the Scheme
  • provide information to the community about the Scheme.

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Last updated: September 2022