Today is World Health Day, with the theme of ‘our planet, our health’. I wish you all a Happy World Health Day and am pleased to share a showcase of our developing work with Deakin and Barwon Health partners to reduce the impact of the health sector on the environment.

It has been a great pleasure to launch our new IHT hub at Burwood. Thanks to all of you who have attended, it has given me a great sense of how valuable the space will be to our collaborative ventures. Thanks to Diane, Brydie and Kate for your great organisation and to Trish and Jenny for saying a few words on behalf of the University, Faculty and the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Health and Social Development. An additional thank you to the Victorian Government for co-contributing funds with Deakin towards the hub.

Congratulations to all of you for new funding and excellent publications. A special mention to our EMCRs Anna Ugalde, Christina Zorbas and Floor Martino, who you will see have been successful with new funding and awards.

A reminder that we have a number of research support packages available – for further information you can contact Merran or look at our Member’s Portal. There is funding support for developing your partnerships, and for developing large funding bids. There is also a lot of information on how to develop your impact stories, which is being supported by a number of capacity building events this year.

Wishing you all a relaxing Easter break.





Welcome to the Institute

A warm welcome to our new members for March 2021.

Associate Members

Anna Urbanowicz Senior Research Fellow, DoH
Grace Arnot PhD Student, DoH
Sarah Marko PhD Student, DoH
Kelemu Kibret Research Fellow, GLOBE
Brandon Nguyen Research Fellow, DHE
Peter Lee Research Fellow, DHE
Phuong Le PhD Student, DHE
Kinga Pemo PhD Student, QPS

 Affiliate Members

Michelle Jackson GLOBE
Monique Hillenaar GLOBE
Lisa Barnett IPAN