Faculty of Health Thinkers/Industry Experts in Residence (TIER) Program.

Applications for TIER during 2022 are now open. 

This program is designed to bring senior, high level, strategic thinkers from academia or industry to Deakin University for a 1-2-month period. Thinkers/Industry Experts in Residence (TIERs) will be leaders in academia/industry who bring a broad understanding of their field or industry sector in the context of future thinking and are willing to work in close collaboration with Faculty of Health staff. 

The Guidelines and application form are available from the Faculty of Health Research SharePoint.

Applications close Monday 27 June 2022 – submit to healthrs@deakin.edu.au

Big Bid Panel and Q & A Session 

If you were unable to attend the recent IHT Big Bid Panel and Q&A Session on 25 May, the session recording and slides can be found on our Members’ Portal. The session includes details of support available for large research funding applications, presentations from Nikki McCaffrey and Anna Peeters outlining their path from research project to large program of research, as well as thoughts and reflections from the panel. Thank you to our panel Trish Livingston, Peter Enticott, Gary Sacks, Nikki McCaffrey and Anna Peeters.

Funding support/awards for Indigenous Masters and PhD students

The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) facilitates the integration of healthcare, health and medical research, and health professional education to deliver better health outcomes for all Australians. The AHRA National Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network is a national multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers, clinicians and consumers focussed on strengthening women’s health research and translation and the career development of women working in these fields.

The network offers one-off financial support to facilitate career advancement and development for women in early and mid-career stages of their research careers working in women’s health research and translation. The 2022 Indigenous EMCR Award is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women in the early and mid-career stages of their careers in women’s health research.

This Award aims to bolster the career development of women working across the breadth of women’s health research and provides timely funding for women with flexible and diverse needs to engage, train, empower and connect with women in priority settings, research and translation.

Read the information sheet.

IHT’s New Strategic Programs Manager

IHT is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Brown as our new Strategic Programs Manager. Amy comes to us with over 20 years’ experience in a range of health-related roles with a strong background in academia (health psychology and social research). She brings extensive experience in government, community, healthcare and private sectors, including collaborative partnership development, strategy, policy and program design, management, implementation, evaluation and reporting. Amy has a strong track record of strengthening partnerships and projects between the worlds of health research, government, health services, NGOs and the private sector.

She will be commencing with the Institute on 6 June. Her position will support IHT’s research leaders to expand and manage our large programs of research, being conducted and scaled with healthcare, government, non-government and industry partners.


Farewell to Associate Professor Bernice Redley

Today we farewell Associate Professor Bernice Redley on her last day with the QPS and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Tomorrow Bernice will commence her new role as Health Complaints Commissioner for Victoria.

We thank Bernice for her significant contributions to IHT and QPS. Since 2015, she has worked in the QPS – Monash Health partnership and before that in the Epworth HealthCare partnership.

Bernice’s research addresses complex problems related to patient safety priorities, implementing innovations and research evidence to enhance care delivery and clinician work performance. Her patient safety research program has focussed on preventable harms during hospitalisation, consumer engagement and participation in healthcare delivery, inter-professional teamwork and use of technology to support healthcare delivery.