The Sax Institute regularly hosts regular events to promote networking, collaboration and learning among health policy makers and researchers. Here you will find coverage past events and presentations.

Keeping it real: the potential of big data in simulation modelling

Event wrap: 11 May 2016. The tremendous volume of data being collected from social media, environmental sensors, lab tests, smartphones and browsing patterns is providing vital insights into real-life human behaviour. And it’s transforming the modelling of public health interventions, according to internationally respected health data science expert Professor...


HARC Forum: How can accreditation drive change in health services?

Our May 2016 HARC Forum featured Accreditation Canada President and CEO Ms Leslee Thompson, who challenged the audience to think about major changes to the way accreditation systems should operate in order to “move the needle” on improving patient care. The health system needed disruption to help keep patients...


Roundtable on the revised OECD Health Systems Performance Framework

February 2016. International expert Professor Fabrizio Carinci recently appeared at a HARC Roundtable on the revised OECD Health Systems Performance Framework. Professor Carinci is Professor of Health Systems and Policy at the University of Surrey and member of the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Expert Group and Advisory Panel on Health...


2015 Annual 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting

24 November 2015. The 45 and Up Study’s 12th Annual Collaborators’ Meeting: Opportunities and challenges in a big data environment was held on 12 November 2015. Professor Karen Canfell, Director of Research at Cancer Council NSW, gave the keynote address on big data’s potential for predictive modelling in health. Plenary presentations...


Research Action Awards 2015 photo gallery

In September 2015 the Sax Institute launched its inaugural Research Action Awards to recognise research that has made a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery. Here are some of the highlights from the award ceremony: Photo gallery Find out more Latest news | Researchers honoured for work...


Evaluating Integrated Care Strategies

16 September 2015. Our HARC Forum event Evaluating integrated care strategies, featured Professor Nicholas Mays. Professor Mays, the Director of the Policy Innovation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Co-Editor of the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. Professor Mays discussed initiatives and challenges...


HARC Scholars Forum

April 2015. Six diverse and interesting projects of former HARC scholarship recipients were showcased at the first HARC Scholars Forum. On this page, you can find presentations from the forum and photos from the event. Anne Darton, Agency for Clinical Innovation Bea Brown, Sax Institute Bronwyn Shumack, Clinical Excellence...


HARC Forum: Patient experience and patient reported outcome measures

3rd HARC Forum

April 2015. The HARC partners recently welcomed Mr Dan Wellings, Head of Insight and Feedback at NHS England. Mr Wellings spoke about the NHS approach to patient experience and patient reported outcome measures. His presentation was followed by presentations from Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque, Chief Executive of the Bureau of...


Translating systems thinking into public health innovation

Logo for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre for chronic disease prevention

April 2015. Professor Terry Huang, a global leader in creative solutions for obesity and chronic disease, recently delivered a presentation as part of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre’s System Experts Series. Professor Huang spoke about how systems science can inform the design of interventions for the complex issues of obesity...


HARC Forum: Developments in performance measurement and reporting in OECD countries

Dr Niek Klazinga featured image

December 2014. At this event, the HARC network welcomed Dr Niek Klazinga, Head of the Health Care Quality Indicators Project in the OECD Health Division. Dr Klazinga discussed current developments in performance measurement and reporting. His presentation was followed by a response from local expert Dr Diane Watson, CEO of the National...