The clinic is underpinned by a research program to help optimise clinical care related to high blood pressure. All research is conducted on data that has been de-identified (personal information is not linked to clinical data). The research has been approved by the Tasmanian Health and Medical Human Research Ethics Committee (project H0013020).
Research participation is entirely voluntary and if people choose not to participate, it will not affect the treatment received or relationship with the staff caring for them. People who are happy to participate will be asked to sign a Participant Consent Form.
Research is headed by the Scientific Director of the Menzies Blood Pressure Clinic, Professor James Sharman, in collaboration with clinical investigators at Menzies and the Royal Hobart Hospital.