Health Data Science for Medical Research

Research Overview

This theme spans from foundational components such as governance and consent mechanisms through to the practical delivery of translational research following Learning Health Systems methodologies. These applications range from the individual project level to national infrastructure.

The staff in this theme also undertake operations management, advanced medical informatics software development and support.

Current Projects

  • The AHRA Transformational Data Collaboration: An Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) Network Data Collaboration led by Professor Boyle
  • Privacy Preserving Data Linkage Methodologies
  • Technologies supporting Learning Health Systems (Future Health Today Architecture)
  • Data Discovery and Data Curation Models across MACH (Petascale Campus Initiative)
  • Software for ethical acquisition of data for epidemiology (GRHANITE®)
  • Software for privacy preserving record linkage (GRHANITE® Linkage)
  • Software for translational research in Primary Care
  • Management of the University of Melbourne REDCap instance


Prof Douglas Boyle -  Director, Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre
Mrs Keerthy Gopalakrishna -  Analyst/Programmer
Mr Herry Hamidjaja -  Analyst/Programmer And Technical Architect
Mr Sean Lo -  Analyst/ Programmer
Mr Jason Line -  Operations Manager
Mr Gary Sun -  GRHANITE Technical Support Manager
Miss Yang Wang -  Analyst/Programmer
Mr Roger Ward - Research Data and Project Specialist
Dr Rachel Canaway - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Good4mum Trial 
Mr Joel Launder - Analyst/Programmer
Ms Cathy Zhang - Business Analyst
Ms Christine Chidgey - Business/Data Analyst
Mr Aidan McLoughney - Analyst/Programmer
Ms Kirsty Waring - Administration Officer
Mr Dinesh Chikurumelli - Technical Support Officer
Ms Wendy Shepherdley - Program Officer, Quality Improvement Collaboratives Coordinator


Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA)

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Melbourne Academic Health Centre (MACH)

NPS MedicineWise

Western Health