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Research: NHW Research Homepage

Research at Northeast Health Wangaratta

We undertake research generated by our own local research questions with local researchers in addition to collaborative work with a variety of partner organisations in broader multi-site state-wide, national and international studies.  Our key research partner is The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health through the Rural Health Academic Network (RHAN) program. The RHAN program specifically aims to build research capability and capacity in partner regional and rural health services.

University of Melbourne - Department of Rural Health Brochure |     Rural Health Academic Network (RHAN).pdf

Current research and clinical trials - NHW Clinical Research external webpages

Completed publications, reports and presentations - NHW Staff Publications & Reports Repository

Prompt Research Policy

Prompt is NHW's document management portal for policy, procedures and guidelines. The Prompt database can be searched from the quick links on the NHW intranet homepage   

Registration for offsite access is available if you have access to NHW email at home. 

Remote Access

NHW staff can remotely access Library resources using an Athens ID and password - Login to Athens here.  Not registered for Athens Register here

Recordings from Research Week 2022

Recordings from Research Week 2022

Monday 5th September 2022  -  Launch with CEO Libby Fifis
Wednesday 7th September 2022

Dr Kay Xu, Medical Oncologist at NHW presents the NHW Clinical Trials Research Support Service (CTRSS) and explains the importance of clinical trials within rural and regional settings.  Dr Xu introduces her role as the CTRSS Medical Officer and looks at what is ahead for the CTRSS.   |   Download Powerpoint presentation


Keynote Speaker - Associate Professor Stephanie Best - "Applying Implementation Science in Rural Health"

To celebrate Research Week, Northeast Health Wangaratta in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, Rural health Academic Network (RHAN), presented a webinar by the Senior Research Lead at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Associate Professor Stephanie Best.  |   Recording to be supplied

Thursday 8th September 2022

The Value Based Model of Care for Dental Services at NHW : Evaluation of Model of Care 2018-2019  /  By Tricia Voss, Emily Pegan, Dental Team​ & Rowan O’Hagan, RHAN Coordinator​.   Download Powerpoint with voice - pptx 13MB    |   Download .pdf of slides


      For further details, contact or
Rowan O’Hagan on 0427 331 598      

AWH PD Research Program

AWH Research PD Program | August to December 2021

Lunch (12 – 1pm) every second Friday

Join Anna Griffith and Jessica Borgh from the AWH Research Office, as well as guest speakers from partner universities, as they deliver an 8-session Research Professional Development Program.  

More information, the timetable, meeting links and recordings of each session. 

Alternatively contact


ISARIC Clinical Data Report issued: 14 July 2021
International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infections Consortium

This report describes the clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of a cohort of over half a million patients with COVID-19 hospitalised between January 2020 and June 2021 in 63 countries throughout the world.

ERH Symposium

Echuca Regional Health invites you to the 

Research & Innovation Symposium

“Universal Access: Innovative Care and Workplace Diversity”

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Niki Vincent (Victorian Government)
  • Dr Ruth DeSouza (RMIT University)
  • Dr Joanne Flavel (Flinders University)
  • Dr Jesse Zanker (Aria Health)

Symposium Dates - 2nd & 3rd November 2022

ERH Education Centre, 226 Service Street, Echuca

Scan QR Code to purchase tickets! Available from July 1st 2022 Strictly ticketed event only

Abstracts open 1st July - 18th September 2022

  • Are you undertaking a research project or quality activity?
  • Have you completed a project, audit, survey, case study/review?
  • If yes, we would love you to showcase your work!

For further information, and for abstract guidelines please contact the

Videos from Research Week 2021 at NHW

Talking Research - Videos from Research Week 2021

Research Week Keynote Speaker – Adjunct Professor Ruth Stewart

To celebrate ‘Research Week’ Northeast Health in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, Rural Health Academic Network (RHAN) provided a webinar by Adjunct Professor Ruth Stewart

Adjunct Professor Ruth Stewart was appointed as the second National Rural Health Commissioner for Australia in July 2020. She brings to this role nearly 30 years of work as a Rural Generalist doctor with the advanced skills of a GP obstetrician. Ruth and her husband Anthony Brown now live and work on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

During her extensive time as a GP in south west Victoria, Ruth was employed in 2008 as the inaugural Director of Clinical Training Rural with Deakin University’s new medical school. She established the rural program creating a network of 12 growing to 18 Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship placements for third year medical students.

Monday - Launch by NHW Interim CEO Fiona Shanks
Tuesday - Human Research and Ethics Committee of the Board of Northeast Health Wangaratta
Wednesday - Jacqueline Lake, Clinical Trials Assistant Intern from the Clinical Trials team at Northeast Health Wangaratta
Thursday - Thea Dormain, Midwife involved with the Generation V study at Northeast Health Wangaratta.

For further information on GenV,,

Friday - Jane Kealey and Dr Kristen Glenister, on the iManage My Health project and its evaluation, Digital Health Literacy.

For more information on the Wangaratta Digital Hub

Research Development & Governance Officer

Rowan O'Hagan

Research Development and Governance Officer, Education and Research Unit

Rural Health Academic Coordinator, University of Melbourne


Phone: 03 5722 5149


NHW Health Sciences Librarian

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Julie Day
Phone: 03 57225286