Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network

 

The Women's Health Research, Translation and Impact Network (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 community.

AHRA Centres have nominated multidisciplinary international leaders in women’s health who span community, health services and academic institutions, to lead the Network.

We are committed to:

  • leveraging and strengthening large scale national collaborative effort to improve women’s health
  • partnering, engaging, training and empowering women in priority setting, research and translation
  • building capacity in women researchers across under-represented groups, diverse disciplines and Indigenous researchers
  • delivering research, translation and impact in agreed priority areas.
Early and Mid-Career Researcher Funded Awards

We have recently opened applications for our inaugural grant round to support career advancement for women in the early and mid stages of their research careers. 20 awards, up to $15,000 are on offer for women to strengthen and bolster their career.

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Network Lead and Administering Centre
Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre

Leadserhip
Professor Helena Teede is the Inaugural Chair of the WHRTN until July 2021 and Professor Deb Loxton is the Incoming Chair

Contact
Helen Bolger-Harris, National Program Manager
Women’s Health Research Translation Network 
helen.bolger-harris@monash.edu

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ABOUT

In September 2020, the WHRTN received funding of $5 million over five years from the Medical Research Future Fund.

The Network’s priority health areas align with the government’s health strategy and include a focus on:

  • 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.

Through this Network, a strong collective and united voice will partner with the community, health and government as well as academia to drive, support and enable inclusive collaborative research and translation to address gaps and priorities for women.

Development Stages

A co-designed two-stage approach will be used for the Network that will comprise:

  • Stage 1 Year 1: Formalised detailed governance, broad stakeholder engagement and co-designed processes and systems for funding disbursement processes
  • Stage 2 Years 2-5: Implemented governance and funding disbursement processes supporting research, translation, workforce development and collaboration across the agreed priorities.
Download our Communique to learn more

WHRTN Launch: Coming soon

WHRTN will soon bring together all key stakeholders to launch and celebrate this collaborative initiative, which aims to provide a unique opportunity for national research in priority areas, focused directly on improving the health of Australian women and building the capacity and capability of women researchers in women’s health.

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News and Updates

20 grants up to $15,000 each are available for women in their early and mid research career to advance their career.

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Funding announcement September 2020: Major national women’s health research translation and impact network

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Read our latest Communique for more detailed information about WHRTN governance, core activities, and next steps for the Network.

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Key contacts

For further information contact:

Helen Bolger-Harris
National Program Manager
Women’s Health Research Translation Network 
helen.bolger-harris@monash.edu

For direct contact with your state or territory WHRTN representative, please find details below: