Research is an important part of this commitment and the Office of Research at Endeavour is responsible for bringing these aspirations to fruition. The Office of Research vision is to disseminate and critically examine all aspects of contemporary complementary medicine practice through the application of non-partisan, rigorous, and robust empirical research. In doing so, we will become a world-leader in practice-driven research within complementary medicine.
To achieve this, the Office of Research is committed to the following aims:
- Support the creation of new knowledge related to complementary medicine (CM);
- Critically examine Endeavour’s practice and activities to inform future improvements;
- Explore the risks and benefits of CM for the broader community; and
- Engage with key stakeholders within the health community and the general population to examine the place and role of CM in contemporary health care.
These aims are achieved at Endeavour through a range of initiatives and programs designed to support a research positive environment at the College and enable research capacity with academic staff. In addition, these initiatives and programs are designed to foster networks and collaborative relationships with external research groups as well as deliver a cost-effective and comprehensive research program which aligns with the core values and mission of the College.
Strategic research priorities
All research activities at Endeavour are tied to the strategic research priorities identified by the Office of Research. The process for developing the strategic research priorities is outlined in our Research Policy.
The current research priorities for the College are:
- Contemporary practice – examines facets of professional CM practice in contemporary health systems
- Consumption and utilisation – examines aspects of CM utilisation by the public
- Innovation in education – examines effective methods for the delivery of CM education as well as exploring innovative approaches to CM education
- Treatments and therapies – examines clinical safety and effectiveness of CM treatments, products and practices with approaches which respect the principles and philosophies underpinning many CM disciplines
Human Research Ethics Committee
The Endeavour College of Natural Health's Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) provides researchers an external review process to ensure proposed research projects are ethically acceptable. Research projects that are deemed acceptable will be approved and monitored by the committee. Read more