The Health Analytics Research Collaborative (HARC) Data fellowship program
Our new Data Fellowship program
The Health Analytics Research Collaborative (HARC) Data Fellowship program
Data Fellows (From left to right): Owen Churches, Lan Kelly, Greer Humphrey and Lukah Dykes.
Working in partnership, Health Translation SA and the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Healthcare (CEIH) have invested in a two year project to employ four full time equivalent data fellow positions.  

The fellows will develop innovative approaches to address contemporary health challenges. They will collaborate with the health care system, researchers, and the greater community to create data-driven insights that support the translation of research into practice. The positions are funded by the Medical Research Future Fund and the CEIH.   
The data fellows, who bring a rich and diverse range of skills and experience have undergone a unique induction program and will have access to a range of resources including CEIH staff, clinical networks and the HARC Leadership Group – an advisory and strategic group of specialists that will support the data fellows throughout their projects. 
The Fellows

Greer Humphrey

Greer has over 10 years of experience in statistical analysis and modelling in the fields of engineering and health. She has an interest in developing new skills and techniques for the translation of complex data into interpretable output.​

Lan Kelly

Lan is a biostatiscian with over 10 years' experience working in academia and government. Her interests include public health, statistical methodology and epidemiology.

Owen Churches

Owen completed his PhD in neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and worked in the pharmaceutical industry and academia before joining the public service in South Australia where he worked on child mortality data. In 2019 he won a Churchill Fellowship and returned to the United Kingdom to study systems for ethically and legally using artificial intelligence in government decision making.​

Lukah Dykes

Lukah is an analyst and software engineer with an inspiration for artificial intelligence and integrated health systems. He is passionate about creating scalable systems with reactive microservices architectures, actor-based concurrency, and real-time analytics. His favourite technologies are the Scala and R programming languages, the Akka actor toolkit, the Lagom microservices framework, and the streaming libraries Kafka and Akka Streams. His research has considered real-time analytics in emergency care to support medical decision making for patients with potential acute coronary syndrome.

Upcoming Events and Training
Seminars, Showcases, Forums and Courses

> Developing applied skills in cost-effectiveness analysis 

Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 February 2020 

This three-day course will develop applied skills in cost-effectiveness analysis, each subsequent day will build on knowledge from the previous day.

Day one is a beginner’s guide to cost-effectiveness analysis and is offered as a stand-alone course. Days two and three cover building and evaluating cost-effectiveness models.

Who is this course designed for?

Policy makers, clinicians, researchers, managers, and others making or informing decisions. Academics and students will also benefit from this course.

Day 1: A beginner’s guide to cost-effectiveness analysis – Mon 17 February
Day 2: Building cost-effectiveness models – Tue 18 February
Day 3: Evaluating cost-effectiveness models –  Wed 19 February

Learn more here

Register here

> Research Impact Showcase 

Tuesday 18 February 2020 
9.00am - 12.30pm
SAHMRI Auditorium
North Terrace

Health Translation SA (HTSA) is holding a Research Impact Showcase to showcase exciting South Australian research projects that are ‘driving impact’.

All Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Rapid Applied Research Translation and Flagship Programs project teams will provide short presentations highlighting the impact of their research followed by interactive sessions focusing on the key learnings on maximising the pathway to impact.

Register here

> Implementation of the Birch Review Forum

Tuesday 18 February 2020 
2.00pm – 5.00pm
SAHMRI Auditorium
North Terrace

We invite you to attend a Forum which will provide important information on the current status of the implementation of the Birch Review.
Health Translation SA is facilitating this initiative to implement the 17 recommendations included in the Review of Research Governance in the Department for Health and Wellbeing and related Local Health Network’s Report (the Birch Review).

If you are involved in medical, surgical, or allied health research and clinical trials, this is an opportunity to learn about further information on developments in South Australia.
A strategic leadership group – the SA Clinical Research Governance Steering Committee – has been established to drive this initiative and to date there has been significant work and engagement.
Register now to secure your attendance at this important event. Places are limited so please register early.

For further information on Health Translation SA’s involvement in this initiative please visit our website.

Register here

> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase 2020

27 - 28 February 2020 
University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building
4 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000

The Australian Health Research Alliance, Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network and Health Translation SA would like to invite you to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research in 2020. Join us while we celebrate our progress to date whilst imagining a shared vision for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

If you have not already, please register, as places are limited. We hope to see you in February! 

Register here

> Adelaide Biomedical Translation Bridge Program Round 2 Information Session

Get your medical research to proof-of-concept stage! 

Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Location: The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) Auditorium, 55 Exchange Place Adelaide

Round 2 of the Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program is coming.

Want to know more about the program and how to maximise your chance at success?

The Biomedical Translation Bridge supports an organisation to fund and nurture early stage health and medical research ventures to reach proof-of-concept stage.

Register here

> Research Projects across Allied Health

South Australian Allied Health Research Forum
“Communicating value, creating impact”

Thursday 26 March 2020

This forum is an opportunity for allied health clinicians with an interest in research and quality improvement activities to learn about the breadth of research projects being undertaken across allied health in South Australia and for clinical researchers to showcase their work.

Details of registration are coming soon. Please check back shortly.

For further information please contact

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> State of Science Presentation and Consultation Session - Health and Medical Industry

Thursday 23 January 2020
3.30pm - approx. 5.00pm
SAHMRI Auditorium
North Terrace, Adelaide

You are invited to hear from Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for South Australia and share your thoughts on the development of South Australia’s STEM Research and Innovation Strategy - this Strategy is focussed on supporting the State’s Growth Agenda and aims to support a growth in productivity and Gross State Product to place South Australia in the top quartile measures in the OECD relative to the size of our economy.

We hope you can join the discussion and help shape the Science and Innovation Strategy for South Australia. If you have any queries please contact Gillian Hewlett, Department for Innovation and Skills:

Register here

> Medical Device Symposium

10 - 11 February 2020
Flinders at Tonsley, Lecture Theatre 2
1284 South Rd, Adelaide

This symposium brings together international experts in digital health and medical devices to share knowledge and discuss issues and trends. Learn how digital health can support medical device quality and safety.

Download the program here

Register here

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