Clinical Research: HealthMap

Julian Elliott


Healthmap Fb page

Project Director
Dr Julian Elliott
Phone: +61 3 9076 6077

Project Leader
Dr Karen Klassen

Project Operations Manager
Ms Julia Stout

Research Fellow
Dr Karalyn McDonald

Technical support
Mr Jonathan Seah

HealthMap: A cluster randomised trial of interactive self-care plans to prevent and manage chronic conditions by people living with HIV

HealthMap group

February 2015. HealthMap group L-R: Mr Jarrel Seah (Technical Support), Ms Julia Stout (Project Operations Manager, Ms Andrea Morrow (Research Coordinator), Ms Karen Klassen (Project Leader)


Australians living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are exposed to an increased risk of several chronic conditions normally associated with ageing, including cardiovascular disease.

The overall goal of this project to improve the health status of people living with HIV in Australia. The aim of the project is to develop a self-management tool that can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or desktop that will help patients manage their medications, health goals and connect them with health care providers.

The impact of the HealthMap self-management tool will be rigorously evaluated in a cluster-randomized trial at 24 clinics throughout Australia.

Information for Students: Research Opportunities

An opportunity exists for a student to join the HealthMap team to evaluate the outcomes of the trial, including effects on cardiovascular risk, sociobehavioural outcomes and quality of care.

Please see below for project and contact details.


To find out more about becoming involved in HealthMap, please visit:


The HealthMap Consortium includes Monash University, Alfred Health, NAPWA and ASHM in partnership with University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Flinders University, Victorian Department of Health and New South Wales Health.

  • Prof Sharon Lewin – Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
  • Prof Richard Osborne – Deakin University and "Stepping Up".
  • Prof Kit Fairley – Professor of Sexual Health at University of Melbourne.
  • Prof Michael Kidd – Dean of Health Sciences at Flinders University, Chair of Australian Government advisory body for HIV and other bloodborne virus infections and sexually transmissible infections.
  • Mr Andrew Way – CEO of Alfred Health.
  • Prof Malcolm Battersby – Flinders University and developer of the Flinders Program for health care provider interventions to promote self management support.
  • Mr Aaron Cogle – Executive Director of the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA).
  • Ms Levinia Crooks – CEO of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM).

Other links:

Article: HealthMap: directing HIV patients to better health outcomes