The AHRA Women’s Health Research Translation and Impact Network, or WHRTN, is a national collaboration which spans community, health services and academic institutions across Australia. It is led by international multidisciplinary leaders in women’s health, nominated by NHMRC-accredited Centres.
From prevention to cure and from preconception to the end of life, WHRTN works across all settings and populations to empower and improve equity, health and quality of life for all Australian women.
To achieve these goals, WHRTN boosts national and international collaboration on women’s health and research, builds health workforce capacity, develops leaders in women’s health, and advances research and translation.
The Network incorporates consumer involvement at every level of its operations, and sponsors and supports workforce development of women in research as one of its central pillars.
Representing NSW Regional Health Partners, Professor Deb Loxton from the University of Newcastle has been appointed Chair of the AHRA Women’s Health Research Translation and Impact Network for 2021.
“As the incoming chair, it will be my pleasure to continue working with NSWRHP in its focus on the translation of research into practice and better health for those in rural and regional Australia, through a lens of women’s health.
In 2021, WHRTN will offer grant and career development schemes through the AHRA centres, which will provide NSWRHP affiliates with opportunities to expand their research in women’s health and to progress their career goals.”