Research with impact.

We connect and support health researchers, clinicians and the community to deliver rapid improvements in healthcare and health outcomes for all Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement is a Research Translation Centre.

Health research is vital for improving the lives of Tasmanians, but it can take years for the benefits of research to flow through to the community. We are a research translation centre that brings together the Tasmanian Department of Health, Primary Health Tasmania, Health Consumers Tasmania, and The University of Tasmania.

What we do

We strengthen and accelerate research impact by:

Translating Research

We translate Tasmanian health needs and priorities into aligned research that can be rapidly implemented by:

  • Developing an agreed research agenda that aligns with the health needs of Tasmanians
  • Endorsing and supporting local and aligned research
  • Providing specific in-kind support to translate findings into tangible health benefits.

Supporting People

We support and train clinicians, consumers and researchers to maximise their impact by:

  • Sharing capability building activities and relevant resources
  • Providing a clear pathway for research involvement
  • Supporting and delivering Tasmanian events, mentoring, and fellowships.

Enabling Research

We enable greater collaboration and partnerships between consumers, communities, researchers, clinicians, policy makers and decision makers by:

  • Facilitating networking opportunities and events
  • Brokering new research linkages and connections
  • Working together to break down local research barriers.

Read our Strategic Plan 2022-25

How we can help you

The support that we provide is tailored to your work context:

Policy makers

We align research agendas with policy priorities to drive evidence-based policymaking.


We support consumer involvement in all stages of research design and implementation.


We support clinicians to contribute to research and implement research evidence.


We support researchers with grant applications, consumer involvement, and translating their findings.

Become a member

It’s free and open to everyone.

Join over 400 community members and groups, clinicians, health professionals, policy-makers, and researchers working towards a healthier Tasmania.

  • Build your health research skills, knowledge and participation at regular Collaboration events and workshops.
  • Make connections and broaden your network.
  • Get involved in research projects and use your experiences to help shape better health for Tasmanians.
  • Get advice and support on how to increase the involvement of consumers and communities in your health research.
  • Get advice and support on how to plan and implement knowledge translation.
  • Access resources, data, and evidence-based information to help you with your research translation practice.
  • Have your work promoted through our e-newsletter and website locally and connect with others nationally and internationally.

Learn more about the Collaboration and how we can support your involvement in health research