Delphi study: Establishing the Research Priorities of Paediatric Emergency Medicine Clinicians in Australia and New Zealand.

Resources for research are limited making prioritization and collaboration pivotal in determining the areas where research efforts are best focused in the future.  The primary objective of this study is to identify the research priorities of Paediatric Emergency specialists working in Australia and New Zealand, so that these can be progressed to guide further research opportunities in the ED setting across Australia and New Zealand.  Using a two stage Delphi method, Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Consultants and Advanced PEM trainees will be invited to take part in two online surveys to identify research opportunities and come to consensus about the key priorities in this field.

Study design

Cross sectional web based survey

Chief Investigator

Heather Deane

Time frame

2015 – 2016



Site locations

  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • Monash Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Townsville Hospital, QLD, Australia
  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Kidzfirst, Middlemore Hospital, New Zealand
  • Starship Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
  • Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Queensland, Australia
  • Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
  • John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia


Approximately 100 – PEM Consultants and Advanced Trainees