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.

2008: Strong foundations, strong future

Professor Jonathan Craig, SEARCH investigator, keynote speaker

Strong foundations, strong future was the theme of the second conference held by the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH), a partnership between the Sax Institute and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales. The conference was held at Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney on April 29–30...


2005: Partnerships for Aboriginal Health Research

On 18 and 19 October 2005 the first NSW Aboriginal Health Research Conferencewas held at the Sebel Pier One, Sydney. Over the two days, more than 200 participants attended and 58 research papers were presented. Find out more Download the CRIAH Conference Program and Abstract Book (PDF 755KB).  


6th HARC Forum: Building health literacy

April 2010. Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice Chancellor of the University of Southampton in the UK, spoke to the HARC network in April 2010 to help us consider how to improve healthcare delivery for people with low health literacy. His talk was followed by perspectives from a researcher and a...


5th HARC Forum: Monitoring variation in healthcare quality

November 2009. Headlining the 5th HARC Forum in November 2009 was Professor Elliott Fisher, Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The purpose of this forum was...


4th HARC Forum: Public confidence in the hospital system

April 2009. Dr Diane Watson, International Visiting Health Services Research Fellow at the Sax Institute from the University of British Columbia, Canada, spoke with the HARC network in April 2009 about ways to strengthen public confidence in the hospital system through research and analysis. Dr Watson presented her research...


3rd HARC Forum: Capitalising on opportunities for hospital reform

Professor Kieran Walshe

April 2008. Professor Kieran Walshe, from the Centre for Public Policy and Management at Manchester Business School in the UK, addressed the HARC network in April 2008 about how analysis of public service failures can help organisations learn and improve their performance. Professor Walshe used examples from the UK...


2nd HARC Forum: How can we rigorously evaluate system-level changes in hospital policy?

January 2008. Professor Nicholas Mays, Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK, presented to the HARC network in January 2008 on evaluating current market reforms in the UK National Health Service. Using the experience of Professor Mays and his team’s...


1st HARC Forum: How can we strengthen policy-relevant health services research in NSW?

May 2007. Professor Chris Ham, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham in the UK, spoke with the HARC network in May 2007 about the relationship between research evidence and policy making based on his experience in the UK and the Canadian Health Services Research...