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The Collaboration regularly advertises opportunities for health researchers, clinicians and health consumers.

These opportunities range from voluntary and remunerated roles and may include employment, funding, mentoring, and grant endorsement opportunities.

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Tasmanian Department of Health Low Risk Research Ethics Committee – Expression of Interest.

The Department of Health and the Tasmanian Health Service are seeking members for its new Low Risk Human Research Ethics Committee (LRR Ethics Committee) via an Expression of Interest.

The LRR Ethics Committee is due to commence in 2024, with training expected to occur in March. The LRR Ethics Committee considers the ethical implications of low-risk research, quality improvement (QI), and audit projects proposed to be undertaken within the Agency. It supports ethical and meaningful research and ensures the ‘right thing’ is done among Tasmanians who may be involved in any research study.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from current staff working across all areas of Tasmania’s publicly funded health services and other healthcare professionals working in the broader community.

We welcome committee participation from members of the public. We particularly welcome members from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, rural and remote communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, people with a particular interest in health and medical research, and communities from all regions across the State. If you know of any members of the public who may be interested, please forward this invitation to them.

All members receive support and training in the ethics principles outlined in the National Statement, how to use the National Statement when reviewing applications, and how to navigate the online review system. Members will also join a community of people interested in learning more about the relationship among ethics, health and medical research, and the wellbeing of Tasmanians.

Information about the various roles available, and different levels of time commitment can be found in the link below.

If you or someone you know has an interest in research, QI, and audit projects that aim to improve the medical and health outcomes of Tasmanians, please complete an expression of interest via the online form.

Mentoring opportunities

Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas is a clinician-researcher mentoring program offered annually to new clinical researchers by the Tasmanian Health Service Allied Health Strategy and Research Unit (AHSRU) in collaboration with the University of Tasmania.

Designed to assist clinicians develop basic research skills and their research networks, participants develop small projects from a research idea inspired by their practice. Successful projects are supported by workshop learning opportunities and a mentor relationship with a UTAS researcher.

For more information contact Dr Elaine Hart (Elaine.Hart@ths.tas.gov.au or Elaine.Hart@utas.edu.au).


Translational research is now seen as a vital skillset for health researchers, and universities are responding with new courses.

Many are offered as short, online units aimed at mid-career researchers and health workers.

Healthcare Redesign MOOC, University of Tasmania

Contribute towards solving the biggest health-service delivery challenges of our time.

The Healthcare Redesign program is a free, six-week course designed to equip you will the essential skills, tools and knowledge you need to drive improvements in healthcare.

This course prepares you to lead the positive change you want to see in healthcare service delivery and is aimed at health professionals in any health discipline.

You will:

  • Develop your expertise in planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health service improvements; and
  • Develop your advanced problem solving and analytical skills to help ‘diagnose’ service delivery issues and inefficiencies.

This is the perfect course for anyone motivated by positive change and improvement in healthcare, whether you are a practicing health professional in a public, private or not-for-profit organisation, or a health service administrator.

Graduate Certificate (Healthcare Redesign), University of Tasmania

Gain the confidence to lead the positive change you want to see in healthcare service delivery.

Delivered over one year, this flexible, online program is designed to fit around the busy lives of health professionals working in the healthcare industry. You’ll learn how to:

  • Build your expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-based health service improvements
  • Develop your advanced problem solving and analytical skills to help ‘diagnose’ service delivery issues and inefficiencies

This is the perfect course for anyone motivated by positive change and improvement in healthcare. Your experience will be built upon to equip you with the essential skills, tools and knowledge to drive improvement initiatives leading to better outcomes for healthcare consumers.

Health Innovation Program

The courses in the Health Innovation Program help prepare health professionals for the challenges of providing safe and effective health services across many settings.

Run by an interdisciplinary group of academics united by a focus on health advancement, topics within the program include health promotion, health protection, health service improvement and the provision of healthcare in remote and extreme environments.

The program focusses on advancing Tasmanians’ health and the health system, while undertaking education and research that can be applied nationally and globally.

Conducting High Quality Health Research Short Course,
University of Tasmania

This 11-week short course will give you industry-ready skills and a crucial understanding of what goes into completing high-quality research projects.

Learn the complete timeline of a project, including key milestones to aim for along the way.

You’ll be guided through the first steps of finding mentors, formulating a research question and reviewing literature. You’ll also learn about integrity, ethics, study design, authorship and more.

This course has been designed by a team of research experts working across a range of health disciplines. It was developed by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and has been endorsed by the Research Council of Tasmania Health Service (South).

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