New Members join the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute has welcomed three new Members from around Australia: The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, based in Brisbane; the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer, based in Melbourne; and the Faculty of Health, Southern Cross University, based in northern New South Wales.

These organisations enrich the Sax Institute’s network of Members across Australia. There are now 71 Member organisations of the Institute from New South Wales, Victoria, ACT, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Sax Institute membership offers organisations a unique network of leaders in public health and health services research. Member benefits include:

  • Access to Sax Forums, which connects Members with each other and the Institute to collaborate on initiatives of shared interest 
  • Influencing the initiatives of the Institute through the annual Sax Colloquium and other activities
  • Being able to apply for our annual Research Action Awards, which recognise researchers whose work has positively impacted policy or practice

Sax Institute CEO Dr Martin McNamara says he is pleased to welcome the new Members. “These three organisations all have impressive expertise in public health and health services research, and we look forward to working with them. Our network of Members is committed to addressing Australia’s public health challenges together.”

About our new Members

The Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to preventing cancer and infectious diseases. Located in Victoria, ACPCC works with Australian and international partners to achieve the World Health Organization’s goal of eliminating cervical cancer as a public health problem. ACPCC delivers laboratory, integrated digital healthcare and population health services. The population health team has expertise in registry services, research, health information management and evaluation. Associate Professor Misha Coleman is a member of the Executive Team at ACPCC and is its member representative.

The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) is one of Queensland University of Technology’s major research centres based within its Faculty of Health, encompassing health economics, implementation science, statistics and data analysis expertise. AusHSI undertakes a broad range of health services research activities including large scale government-funded projects, partnership grants and consultancy projects. Its program areas include hospital services, cardiac research, digital health, respiratory medicine, trauma care, infectious diseases and community health. Professor Steven McPhail is Director of AusHSI and is its member representative.

The Faculty of Health, Southern Cross University supports innovative research in basic and applied sciences in health with international reach, with a particular emphasis on the needs of regional and rural communities. One of the great strengths of the Faculty’s research is its level of engagement with local and regional health service organisations, sporting institutions and peak bodies, private providers and local schools. The Faculty focuses on health and wellbeing through five themes: children and young people; mental health and psycho-social wellbeing; clinical and health services; physical health, wellbeing and performance; and naturopathic medicine. Professor Jon Wardle is Professor of Public Health and Foundation Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University and is it member representative.

Becoming a Member of the Institute is free of charge. The Sax Institute welcomes applications for membership from organisations that share the Institute’s values and our mission to improve public health through better use of evidence.