Health Services Research: HealthMap
A cluster randomised trial of interactive self-care plans to prevent and manage chronic conditions by people living with HIV
Project leader: Dr Julian Elliott
Phone: +61 3 9076 6077
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, or download the Department of Infectious Diseases Research Project Handout.
Research Project: HealthMap: a cluster randomised trial of interactive self-care plans to prevent and manage chronic conditions by people living with HIV.
Contact person: Dr Julian Elliott
Phone: +61 3 9076 6077
All other student inquiries:
Please contact Jasminka Sterjovski (Research Manager and Student Co-ordinator)
Dr Julian Elliott
Dr Karalyn McDonald
Dr James McMahon
Dr Jasminka Sterjovski
Miss Tanya Millard
Miss Irith Williams
The HealthMap Consortium includes Monash University, Alfred Health, NAPWA and ASHM in partnership with University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Flinders University, La Trobe University, Victorian Department of Health and New South Wales Health.
Prof Sharon Lewin – Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Burnet Institute.
Prof Richard Osborne – Deakin Univserity 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.
Ms Jo Watson – 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).