Our partners

The Institute for Health Transformation has more than 100 well-established partnerships across and beyond the health sector in Australia and internationally. These partnerships with health service providers, peak bodies, government organisations, health insurers, not-for-profits, community organisations, other research organisations and philanthropic bodies are critical to our success in translating research into impact.

Working together to create impact

IHT works across a range of sectors and values our relationships with those we work with across Australia and the world.

  • Communities

    We partner with urban, regional and rural communities, large and small, across Australia and internationally to address the issues that are important to them. Our aim is to help communities solve complex problems, activate healthy populations, and empower communities as advocates for and drivers of health systems change. Our community-led projects and programs deliver real impact, by building community capacity to sustain outcomes beyond the life of the project.

    Some communities we have worked with recently include: City of Greater Geelong, Mansfield, City of Greater Bendigo, Shepparton, Portland.

  • Health Service Providers

    We have deep and long-standing partnerships with large health services across Victoria: Barwon Health; Western Health; Eastern Health; Epworth HealthCare; Monash Health; Alfred Health. Co-funded Chairs of Nursing and Midwifery roles facilitate connection and understanding between researchers and clinical staff. This ensures clinicians have access to the latest research knowledge and opportunities, while our research projects and programs are designed collaboratively with health services, staff and patients to meet their local and evolving needs.

    We have formalised partnerships with a range of other health services including Grampians Public Health Unit and with organisations who support health service providers such as Western Victoria Primary Health Network. We also work with many other health services across Australia and internationally, including through our participation in important sectoral partnerships such as Western Alliance.

    Our relationships are further strengthened by our involvement in numerous boards, committees and advisory groups and by having health services representatives on ours. We connect further through our teaching and learning relationships.

  • Government

    Our researchers actively collaborate with government, contributing valuable insights and expertise to inform evidence-based policymaking. Through close engagement in research initiatives, we aim to address societal challenges and translate our findings into actionable strategy and policy recommendations. This collaborative approach fosters a dynamic exchange, enabling us to play a pivotal role in shaping effective governance and informing investments. We have worked with governments across the world, as well as every level of government in Australia. Our researchers are regularly sought out to participate in advisory groups, present to senate committees, speak with government ministers and departmental staff, and contribute to policy and program development. As leaders in our field, the reputation, relationships and trust we have with key decision makers enables us to drive transformative change that positively influences the health of populations.

  • Agencies

    Our researchers work closely with government-funded agencies, leveraging their expertise to contribute valuable insights and data-driven solutions. Through strategic partnerships, we aim to address societal challenges, aligning our research efforts with the goals and priorities of these agencies to maximise the impact of our work on public health and wellbeing. Members of key agencies contribute to our work through their involvement with the IHT Board, by co-funding our research and embedding our researchers within their teams.

    Some of the key agencies we work with include Safer Care Victoria, VicHealth, Health and Wellbeing QLD, Respect Victoria, TAC, Victorian Cancer Agency, VCCC, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and WorkSafe Victoria.

  • Non Profit Organisations and NGOs

    We engage in impactful collaborations with a wide range of NGOs, charities, peak bodies and foundations in Australia and internationally. By partnering closely with these organisations, we aim to leverage research insights for positive societal impact and support our shared mission of promoting social welfare and positive change. We work closely with Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia and Victoria, Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisations, Nutrition Australia, MATES, Beyond Blue, Impact Obesity, Food for Health Alliance, Dementia Australia, The Heart Foundation, and many others. We also have strong partnerships with the World Health Organisation and UNICEF.

    We are grateful for the support we receive from our NGO partners including a number of Foundations including The Heart Foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation, The Jean Hailes Foundation and The DiaTribe Foundation.

  • Businesses and Commercial Organisations

    Our researchers engage in ethical collaborations with businesses and commercial organisations, applying cutting-edge expertise to address industry-specific challenges and foster innovation. Together we drive mutually beneficial partnerships that bridge the gap between academia and the private sector to drive health and wellbeing outcomes, whist prioritising integrity and responsible research practices. We have partnered with health insurers such as GMHBA, BUPA and Medibank, as well as major healthcare companies including Sanofi and Roche.

  • Academic

    IHT fosters a dynamic national and global academic community by actively collaborating with esteemed scholars and researchers from diverse backgrounds. Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, we leverage a wealth of national and international expertise to enhance the richness and depth of our educational and research endeavours. We collaborate on projects and co-supervise students in Australia and across the world.


“For us one of the real strengths has been that we’ve built integrity, strength and believability, in terms of our evidence base, but also in terms of our broader strategic thinking. So for me, that would be one of the key reasons to be looking to partner with IHT and the brilliant researchers they’ve got.”
"There is just so much to do in solving the epidemic of diabetes that we face as a as a society, and no one individual organisation can do it alone... So partnerships like what we have with Deakin University are absolutely critical… We've got common goals, a common view of the future and what we want to achieve, but we also have some different skills and abilities to bring into the partnership."
“The great virtue in our in our relationship has been the two-way exchange of knowledge and information. The two organisations have had a very productive relationship and we've been able to really make some great inroads into areas that have been priorities for Cancer Council.”
“It is very clear that the GLOBE (IHT) colleagues are among the world's leaders in their fields and that they strive for scientific excellence. But what is truly remarkable about the Deakin University researchers is that they are fully aware that the ultimate impact of the work is not just limited to the quality of scientific publications, but that through their work, GLOBE very much wants to make a difference."

We drive transformative change by designing and delivering innovative solutions for prevention and care.