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

Event wrap: Measuring the impact of research

Public lecture by Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Professor Anne Kelso 21 March 2018. Measuring the impact of research is receiving ever-greater priority from research institutes, funding bodies and even researchers themselves. Yet an over-emphasis on many commonly used impact metrics can paradoxically encourage short-term thinking that camouflages the real...


Knowledge Mobilisation Conference 2018

Sax Institute hosts Knowledge Mobilisation conference as field moves “beyond the rhetoric” Hyatt Regency Sydney, 4 – 5 July 2018 National and international experts gathered to share their research and experiences in the emerging knowledge mobilisation field at the Sax Institute’s inaugural conference earlier this month. The two-day Knowledge...


Translating Evidence into Policy

Implementation Science Online Course. Design, adapt, and evaluate more effective strategies to facilitate implementation of health interventions in communities. The 10-week course is delivered by the University of California, San Francisco. Participants will emerge from this class with a clearer understanding of the policy process and how they can...


45 and Up Study Annual Forum 2017

Professor Ian Frazer

Event wrap and photo gallery: 30 October 2017. This year’s 45 and Up Study Annual Forum explored future possibilities for the Study: how researchers and decision makers can use this national treasure in innovative ways to address pressing health challenges. The keynote address was given by Professor Ian Frazer...


SEARCH Annual forum 2017

Discovering pathways to improving Aboriginal child health The SEARCH Annual Forum, on 11 August 2017, provided a platform for discussion on how we can put new research findings to best use to improve the lives of urban Aboriginal children and families. We were joined by the following guest speakers:...


Patient safety: Why we need less hierarchy and more “geeks”

Sir Liam Donaldson, global expert on patient safety

Latest news: 20 April 2017 Reducing patient harm across healthcare systems requires less hierarchy in the medical system, further research, and “more geeks”, global patient safety expert Professor Sir Liam Donaldson told a recent patient safety seminar. The Sydney seminar, co-hosted by Sax Institute, the Australian Institute of Health...


National Longitudinal Data Conference 2016

Health Data Linkage Group

The ways in which SURE (the Secure Unified Research Environment) is helping to address challenges in making the best use of data were outlined in a presentation by the Sax Institute’s Jo Khoo to the National Longitudinal Data Conference in Canberra in October. View the presentation


Knowledge synthesis for policy and practice

The Sax Institute’s Gai Moore and Jo-Ann Atkinson joined the McMaster Health Forum to lead a webinar describing lessons learned from implementing a rapid evidence review program to support health policy and practice. View the presentation Find out more Read more about the Sax Institute’s Knowledge Exchange program Learn about...


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...