Women's Health Research, Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN)


The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) National Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN) is the peak body for stakeholder engagement, research, translation and impact in women’s health.

WHRTN is led and administered by Monash University as the academic lead in Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. Professor Helena Teede, Monash University, is the Lead Investigator in the $5M MRFF grant that supports WHRTN 2020-2025.

WHRTN seeks to boost national and international collaboration on women’s health and research, build health workforce capacity, develop leaders in women’s health, and advance research and translation to deliver impact and better health for Australian women in partnership with the community.

Read the  WHRTN  Communique on the WHRTN website at  www.womenshealthnetwork.org.au

Research priorities 

  • Preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and intrapartum health of women and babies
  • Mental Health
  • Reproductive  Health
  • Chronic disease and preventative health including cancer and heart disease
  • Healthy lifestyle, nutrition, physical activity, and the prevention of obesity
  • Violence and abuse
  • Indigenous health
  • Healthy ageing
  • Sexual health

WHRTN has four main programs