Our Partners

We create change together

The Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement is a partnership between the University of Tasmania, Department of Health, Primary Health Tasmania, and Health Consumers Tasmania.

Our partners explain why they are part of TCHI and the value of translational research for health improvement in their fields.

Professor Anthony Lawler MBA (Hlth Mgmt), FACEM, FRACMA, GAICD

Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Secretary – Clinical Quality, Regulation and Accreditation, DoH Tasmania. Expertise in medical administration, emergency medicine, health policy, health systems and clinical governance, research governance, specialist medical education.

Kate Garvey BASc (Speech Pathology) BEcon (Social Sciences) MPH MHSM

Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships, Public Health Services, DoH Tasmania. Expertise in public health, policy and practice development and evaluation, partnerships, community collaboration, workforce development.

Professor Alison Venn BSc Hons, PhD, Grad Dip Epidemiology

Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania. Expertise in public health, epidemiology, chronic disease prevention and management, and translational research partnerships and capacity building.

Professor James Vickers BSc (Hons) PhD DSc

Director, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania. Expertise in leading large translational research programs, innovation in education, governance and stakeholder management.

Phil Edmondson BEd

Chief Executive Officer, PHT. Expertise in primary healthcare management, consumer and community involvement, public health policy, translational research, data linkage, governance, healthcare systems.

Susan Powell BSW, Grad Cert Health Services Management

General Manager, Health System Improvement, PHT. Expertise in social work, health management, primary health care and rural health, program strategy and evaluation, workforce support and health system improvement.

Bruce Levett BSc

Chief Executive Officer, Health Consumers Tasmania. Expertise in stakeholder engagement, business management, strategy and policy development across both the public and private sectors, collaborative advocate for community input.

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