Health Services Research: HealthMap

Photo: Julian Elliott


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)


Staff Members:

Dr Julian Elliott
Project Leader

Dr Karalyn McDonald
Research Fellow

Dr James McMahon
Research Fellow

Dr Jasminka Sterjovski
Project Manager

Janine Roney
Clinical Research Manager

Miss Tanya Millard
PhD Student and casual research assistant

Miss Irith Williams
Masters student and casual research assistant


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).

Other links:

Article: HealthMap: directing HIV patients to better health outcomes