About us

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.

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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.

Our purpose

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.

Our vision

To enhance health and wellbeing for all.

Our values

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Diversity

Our work

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.

Our Board

Professor Julie Owens

Professor Julie Owens

Frances Diver

Frances Diver

Todd Harper

Todd Harper

Matiu Bush

Matiu Bush

Robyn Batten

Robyn Batten

Adj Assoc Prof Ann Maree Keenan

Adj Assoc Prof Ann Maree Keenan

Professor Brendan Crabb

Professor Brendan Crabb

Professor Rachel Huxley

Professor Rachel Huxley

Professor Anna Peeters

Professor Anna Peeters

Kate Morrissy

Kate Morrissy