Established in late 2020, the Health Innovation and Transformation Centre brings together a number of dynamic Federation University researchers from different disciplines and different career stages, in addition to national and international collaborators.
The overall Centre vision is to bring together local, national and international researchers to answer complex global health care questions across the lifespan. It will achieve this by:
- Translating basic and applied research in order to understand the distinct mechanisms of disease and individual responses to treatment, ensuring the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
- Being an above ‘world class’ research centre within the precision health, innovation and translational healthcare research fields
- Enhancing the research reputation of Federation University research by bringing together a diverse, multi-disciplinary critical mass of researchers, who collectively focus their research efforts on:
- Chronic disease, mental health and ageing.
- Health workforce and quality and safety concerns.
- Addressing Federal government and international health-related research priorities.
- Providing a funding and mentoring platform for Higher Degree Researchers, Early Career Researchers and Women in Science.
- Becoming self-sustaining in five years from both government and commercial funding sources
The Centre focusses on six research streams aiming to improve health and wellbeing:
- Personalised / individualised health.
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence.
- Digital health interventions and models of care.
- Workforce development.
- Patient safety and care quality.
- Population health.