Tasmanian research organisations
Learn about health and medical research organisations operating in Tasmania.
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation
The Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation raises funds for local health and medical research across Tasmania, for Tasmanians. Learn more on their website.
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. Learn more on their website.
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
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
UTAS established the Menzies Institute for Medical Research to address the health issues facing the Tasmanian community, and research focuses on the prevention and treatment of:
- multiple sclerosis
- cardiovascular disease
- diabetes (Type-2)
- mental health
Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
The Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit (TDLU) supports nationally and internationally significant population-based research to improve health and health-related wellbeing and enhance 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 (Tasmania) and the University of Tasmania (UTAS). Learn more on the Menzies Institute for Medical Research website.
Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement
The Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement (TCHI) is a partnership between:
- The Department of Health (Tasmania)
- Primary Health Tasmania
- University of Tasmania’s College of Health and Medicine
- Institute for the Study of Social Change.
The TCHI focuses on improving the health of Tasmanians through translational research. Learn more on their website.