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Translating Research into Evidence for Action in Trauma


Is your organisation looking for an easier way to make sense of complex research literature? Do you recognise the importance of creating evidence-based mental health policy and practice?


Phoenix Australia’s TREAT Literature Review Service

Literature reviews are vital research tools that synthesise and condense large amounts of evidence. They are essential for organisations who need to inform the public, create policy, and map out research directions. However, conducting a literature review can be time-consuming and requires specific skills and expert knowledge.


Experienced researchers

Phoenix Australia’s literature review service provides you with a current and comprehensive literature review tailored specifically to your needs, conducted by research professionals and incorporating expert opinion from our team of mental health clinicians. Our meta-analysis service is conducted by experienced quantitative methodologists, so you can be sure you are receiving the best expert analysis available.


Identifying the question and the best review methodology

We will help you to understand the different types of literature reviews that we offer and choose the review methodology that best fits your needs. We will also help you to define your literature review question, to ensure that you receive the answers to the questions that are most relevant to your work.


High quality reports, timely delivery

Your literature review report will cover the methodology used, the findings, and references. We understand that there is often a need for a literature review to be conducted within a short time frame so that urgent policy decisions can be made, and our team of researchers are responsive to these needs.





Types of reviews available


Phoenix Australia specialises in conducting reviews on any area related to posttraumatic mental health. Our experience in conducting literature reviews includes working with federal and state government departments, industry, and not-for-profit organisations. Our literature review services include:


Evidence Mapping

Evidence maps aim to identify all of the relevant literature within a particular area of research, in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of what is known, and where the gaps in the evidence exist.


Rapid Evidence Assessment

A rapid evidence assessment (also known as rapid review) is a methodology whereby research evidence is identified, appraised, selected and synthesised. Concessions are made to the breadth or depth of the process, to enable the review to be completed within a relatively short timeframe. A concise summary of the evidence is produced that answers specific policy or research-related questions.


Narrative Literature Review

A narrative literature review (also known as a traditional literature review) is a descriptive literature review, which does not involve a systematic search of the literature. Our researchers select and examine relevant literature based on their expertise within the area of posttraumatic mental health. Narrative literature reviews are particularly useful for providing information on questions such as ‘What is feasible’? ‘What are people’s needs’? or ‘How does it work’?


Systematic Review

A systematic review synthesises primary research studies that use (and describe) specific, explicit, reproducible methodological strategies for identifying, appraising, selecting, and synthesising the evidence related to a specific topic.


Systematic Review including Meta-analysis

Systematic reviews can also include a quantitative pooling of key outcome data, which is known as meta-analysis. The usual process for conducting systematic reviews is followed, with a synthesis of primary research studies that use (and describe) specific, explicit (and reproducible) methodological strategies for identifying, selecting, critically appraising and synthesising the evidence related to a specific topic. Statistical techniques are then used to synthesise the data from included studies into a single quantitative estimate.