The Institute for Health Transformation at Deakin University brings together the expertise of more than 200 researchers in determinants of health, obesity prevention, health economics and quality and patient safety to address the key challenges facing our health systems. We aim to activate healthy populations and communities, innovate health service delivery and design, empower consumers as advocates for health system change, and drive equity and value in health and care.Find out how
Formed in 2019, the Institute brings together the long-standing expertise of two Strategic Research Centres, encompassing a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre in Obesity Prevention, one of the largest health economics units in Australia, a world-renowned Health Services Network, and a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health.
Our collaborative model across Deakin’s Schools of Medicine, Health and Social Development, Nursing and Midwifery, and Psychology enables multidisciplinary research. Our partnerships with health services, government, community and industry allow us to translate that research into real impact and deliver solutions that will strengthen our health systems and contribute to the health and wellbeing of all, now and in the future.
To address the 21st century’s most compelling and complex health challenges through excellence in collaborative research that transforms how we design and deliver prevention and care.
To enhance health and wellbeing for all.
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At the Institute for Health Transformation, we’re committed to addressing today’s most complex and compelling health challenges facing health systems not only in this country, but globally. We aim to deliver real impact and solutions that will strengthen our health systems and contribute to the health and wellbeing of all Australians, now and in the future.
Adapting to the changing profile of Australians’ health needs
Capitalising on the rapid digitalisation of health
Driving systemic improvements in the safety and quality of health service delivery
Improving sustainability of our health system
Reducing persistent health inequality
Supporting better integration of complex and fragmented service systems
Advancing the case for prevention across the life course
Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Peeters AMInstitute for Health Transformation
Professor Kathryn BackholerGlobal Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition
Alfred Deakin Professor Catherine BennettDeterminants of Health
Alfred Deakin Professor Tracey BucknallCentre for Quality and Patient Safety Research
Alfred Deakin Professor Alison HutchinsonCentre for Quality and Patient Safety Research
Professor Tony LaMontagneDeterminants of Health
Professor Suzanne RobinsonDeakin Health Economics
Professor Gary SacksGlobal Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition
Professor Jane SpeightAustralian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
Ms Kate MorrissyExecutive Officer Institute for Health Transformation
Professor Julie Owens
Robyn Batten AM
Adj Assoc Prof Ann Maree Keenan
Professor Brendan Crabb
Dr Rob Grenfell
Professor Rachel Huxley
Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Peeters AM