About Us2022-07-10T23:59:00+10:00

Our Vision

The Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement will improve health and wellbeing outcomes for all Tasmanians through a shared translational research agenda that informs the development and delivery of a well-integrated, people-centred and effective health system.

Our Partners

Our partners explain why they are part of TCHI and the value of translational research for health improvement in their fields.

Professor Anthony Lawler MBA (Hlth Mgmt), FACEM, FRACMA, GAICD
Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Secretary – Clinical Quality, Regulation and Accreditation, DoH Tasmania. Expertise in medical administration, emergency medicine, health policy, health systems and clinical governance, research governance, specialist medical education.
Kate Garvey BASc (Speech Pathology) BEcon (Social Sciences) MPH MHSM
Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships, Public Health Services, DoH Tasmania. Expertise in public health, policy and practice development and evaluation, partnerships, community collaboration, workforce development
Professor Alison Venn BSc Hons, PhD, Grad Dip Epidemiology
Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania. Expertise in public health, epidemiology, chronic disease prevention and management, and translational research partnerships and capacity building.
Professor James Vickers BSc (Hons) PhD DSc
Director, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania. Expertise in leading large translational research programs, innovation in education, governance and stakeholder management.
Phil Edmondson BEd
Chief Executive Officer, PHT. Expertise in primary healthcare management, consumer and community involvement, public health policy, translational research, data linkage, governance, healthcare systems.
Susan Powell BSW, Grad Cert Health Services Management
General Manager, Health System Improvement, PHT. Expertise in social work, health management, primary health care and rural health, program strategy and evaluation, workforce support and health system improvement.
Bruce Levett BSc
Chief Executive Officer, Health Consumers Tasmania. Expertise in stakeholder engagement, business management, strategy and policy development across both the public and private sectors, collaborative advocate for community input.

Our Members

Our Member network brings together the collective knowledge, expertise, capability and resources of our heath sector and community to address the health and healthcare issues facing our community.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Council of Tasmania
Allied Health Professionals Australia
Amfractus Consulting
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Tasmania
Asthma Australia
Australian Association of Gerontology
Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (Tasmania)
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
BDO Australia
Cancer Council Tasmania
Centre for Health Services Research (The University of Queensland)
City of Launceston
Clifford Craig Foundation
Colony 47
Commissioner for Children and Young People (Tas)
Community Care Tasmania
Cornerstone Youth Services
Diabetes Tasmania
Drug Education Network
Emerson Health
Epilepsy Tasmania
Family Based Care Tasmania
General Practice Training Tasmania
Health Information Management Association of Australia
Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd
Kidney Health Australia
KP Health
Lifeline Tasmania
Little Things Consulting
Li-Ve Tasmania

Local Government Association of Tasmania
Mental Health Council of Tasmania
Monash Partners and Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation
Multiple Sclerosis Limited
National Heart Foundation of Australia (Tasmania)
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research
Northern Midlands Council
Palliative Care Tasmania
ParaQuad Association of Tasmania
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Public Health Association of Australia
Royal Flying Doctors Service Tasmania
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation
Rural Health Tasmania Inc
Salveo Healthcare
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
South Eastern Community Care
SPHERE Maridulu Budyari Gumal
SiSU Health
Stroke Foundation
Sydney Health Partners
Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service
Tasmanian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance
The Hobart Clinic
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Volunteering Tasmania
West Coast Council
West Tamar Council
Women’s Health Education Network

TCHI Membership is free

without obligation and open to anyone interested in connecting with the collaboration and our activities – join us and make a difference.

What We Do

TCHI is focused on delivering impact through translational research
and capacity building within the Tasmanian health sector.

Translational Research

Our translational research agenda is about identifying the research needs that are important to Tasmanians, and ensuring the outcomes:

  • are translated into policy and/or practice change; and
  • deliver tangible improvements population-wide
Capacity Building

Capacity building will include:

  • mapping translational research and research impact capability, and supporting skills sharing;
  • encouraging collaboration; and,
  • supporting translational research in education and professional development.

Want to know more about translational research?

Here are just three examples of successful translational research projects from our Partners.

Collaboration Profile

Our Collaboration Profile has been developed through structured consultation with the Tasmanian health sector and community, and describes the governance structure, strategy and operating principles of the collaboration.

Register as a Member of the Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement

Membership is free, without obligation and open to anyone interested in connecting with the collaboration and our activities. Members will receive regular updates about projects, events, resources and opportunities to get involved.

Registration Form

Contact Us

Tasmanian Collaboration
for Health Improvement

  • +61 (3) 6226 7785

  • tchi.admin@utas.edu.au
  • www.tchi.org.au

Private Bag 99
Hobart TAS 7001

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