Health Services

Improvement & Implementation







The committee promotes engagement and funding opportunities for Health Services Improvement and Implementation research across MACH, including the community, primary, secondary and tertiary care sectors. The group is committed to fostering knowledge sharing through the delivery of seminars and development of resources, and the evaluation and promotion of real-world implementation of evidence-based delivery of care within health systems at a community and national level.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating networking and collaborative opportunities for health services improvement and implementation research across MACH partners that includes the community, primary, secondary and tertiary care.

  • Encouraging and assisting in the submission of quality grant applications that address issues from an end user perspective.

  • Evaluating and promoting real-world implementation of evidence-based delivery of care within health systems at a community and national level.

  • Fostering health services research and implementation training using leading health systems methodologies.


Committee Members

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Group Leader, Health Services, Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Director, Health Services Research Unit, The Royal Children's Hospital
Professorial Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne

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Principal Research Fellow (Health Economics), Melbourne School of Global and Population Health.

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Associate Director, MACH

Deputy Director, Centre for Integrated Clinical Care, University of Melbourne Anaesthetist, Austin Hospital


Principal Research Fellow Primary Care Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

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Head, Intensive Care Unit Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Deputy Director, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital

clara gaff

Executive Director, Melbourne Genomics

Consumer representative, Western Health

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Head of Department, Nursing, The University of Melbourne 

Director, Quality, Safety and Patient Experience, Western Health

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Translation and Knowledge Exchange Manager, RCH

Director, NHMRC-CRE National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Clinical Director, Guidance Group, RMH

Professor of Implementation Science, School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Deputy Director, NARI. Director, Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration

Director, Health Services Research Unit, CERA

For more information please contact

MACH Senior Project Officer Ms Lauren Wallis:


MACH is an NHMRC recognised Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

The mission of MACH is to improve health and wellbeing by integrating medical research, education and clinical care.


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