Academic Leadership Team

Monash University–Monash Partners Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP)

Co-Directors

Professor Helena Teede

Helena Teede is a Professor and an endocrinologist with a focus on women's health research and translation into practice and policy. She is strongly committed to broad stakeholder engagement in health reform and service innovation and is passionate about research and evidence translation into health care to improve health outcomes. Helena holds leadereship roles across health care, research and policy including as the Director of Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, School of Public Health Monash University, a clinician at Monash Health and Executive Director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. Helena's research spans clinical, health services, epidemiological and public health research across different settings and populations. She has worked extensively in data driven healthcare improvement.

Professor Ian McLoughlin

Ian McLoughlin is Professor, Department of Management who is a Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK (2017-19) and one of four founders of the Monash-Warwick Healthcare Improvement Alliance which is funded by the Monash-Warwick Strategic Fund 2016-2021. Ian’s research interests lay in the broad area of technological and organisational change and the management of innovation, including project management. He is currently Principal Chief Investigator of and ARC Linkage Project Towards the Healthcare System of the Future (2016-2018) and leads the Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) in Digital and Data Driven Innovation in Healthcare.

Other academic leads

Professor Chris Bain

Chris Bain is the inaugural Professor of Practice in Digital Health in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. Chris has 25 years of experience in the health industry, including 12 years in clinical medicine. He was previously the inaugural Director of Health Informatics at Alfred Healthcare and has an extensive experience of developing and delivery health informatics projects in the healthcare sector. He has led numerous software development and implementation projects in both the clinical and management support areas, resulting in a range of prototype and fully implemented systems.

Professor Frada Burstein

Frada Burstein is Professor, Information Systems Discipline Group Leader and ICT Leader at Monash Institute for Medical Engineering (MIME). She is a Fellow of Australian Computer Society. Frada is an expert in knowledge management tools and systems, including those for mobile and real-time decision support. In the past ten years, she has led the design and implementation of smart information portals and ontologies for various health domains. She leads pioneering research in mobile decision support systems and apps, which combine information and knowledge management technologies and principles to address people’s immediate, time-critical information needs. This work has resulted in a series of prototype implementations empirically tested by practitioners and health information consumers.

Professor Jim Buttery

Jim Buttery is Professor, Head Infection and Immunity, and Director of Research at Monash Children’s Hospital. Jim has led the creation and management of both SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community), Australia’s leading vaccine safety service, as well as Monash Immunisation, at Monash Health, Australia’s first all-age hospital immunisation service. He is a member of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative, and is the current president of the World Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr Tracy Robinson

Tracy Robinson is a Senior Research Fellow in Implementation and Healthcare Improvement. She has extensive experience in health services research and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in implementation science at the University of Sydney (Faculty of Medicine). Tracy is a registered nurse with a PhD in Psychology that examined the impact of a resilience program on adolescents in several rural NSW schools. She has extensive experience at designing curriculum, education and professional development programs for the health workforce. Her key research interests include implementation science, health services research, emotional resilience programs and workforce development.

Professor Helen Skouteris

Helen Skouteris is the Monash Warwick Professor of Healthcare Improvement and Implementation Science at Monash University. Helen is focused on establishing long term collaborative reesarch and education/training programs in healthcare improvement, implementation science/health servcies research, working with colleagues from Monash University, Warwick University, Monash Partners and beyond.

She has a strong track record in longitudinal multi-factorial research, randomised controlled trials, and implementation research. Her work has also been focused extensively on social service and educational sector improvement that translates to better health outcomes for children, young people, adults and families and is critical to transforming policy across these sectors.

Professor Amrik Sohal

Dr Amrik Sohal is a Professor in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. He is also the Director of the Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit. He has received research grants from the State and Federal Governments, the Australian Research Council and Monash University. In 2001, Professor Sohal received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Postgraduate Supervision and in 2004 he received an award for research excellence from the International Association for Management of Technology.