Tasmanian Research Organisations

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Tasmanian Research Organisations

Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation

The Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation raises funds for local health and medical research across Tasmania, for Tasmanian’s.

Website details: https://www.rhhresearchfoundation.org/

Clifford Craig Foundation

The Clifford Craig Foundation is the community arm of the Launceston General Hospital and aims to improve the health of the state’s northern community through the provision of funding for innovative medical research, education of health professionals, funding of medical equipment and patient facilities within the hospital.

Website details: https://cliffordcraig.org.au/

The University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is a public research university located in Tasmania. The university offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in a range of disciplines and has links with 20 specialist research institutes and co-operative research centres, including the:

  • Menzies Institute for Medical Research,
  • Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
  • Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement

Website details: https://www.utas.edu.au/

Menzies Institute for Medical Research

The UTAS established Menzies Institute for Medical Research to address the health issues facing the Tasmanian community, and research focuses on the prevention and treatment arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes type-2, osteoporosis, mental health, obesity, and dementia.

Website: https://www.menzies.utas.edu.au/

Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit

The Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit (TDLU) supports nationally and internationally significant population-based research to improve health and health-related well-being as well as enhancing the delivery of health and community care services in Tasmania and the rest of Australia.

The TDLU creates links between data relating to individuals in Tasmania across multiple administrative and clinical datasets from various sectors including health, education and welfare. This linkage enables the provision of de-identified data files for research, planning and evaluation of health and related services, and policy development in these fields.

The TDLU is operated by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research under a contractual arrangement between the Department of Health & Human Services Tasmania (DHHS) and the University of Tasmania (UTAS).

Website details: https://www.menzies.utas.edu.au/research/research-centres/data-linkage-unit

Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement

The Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement (TCHI) is a partnership between Primary Health Tasmania, the Department of Health, and the University of Tasmania’s College of Health and Medicine and Institute for the Study of Social Change. The TCHI focuses on improving the health of Tasmanians through translational research.

Website details: https://www.utas.edu.au/health/research/facilities-and-services/tchi