Northern Health Partnership

This partnership works to improve the quality and safety of health care by optimising clinical decision-making, increasing the use of research evidence in practice and building research capacity. We use our research to ensure effective workforce and service delivery models.


About Northern Health

Our partnership was established in 2007. Northern Health provides healthcare services to almost one million people each year. The northern community is located in one of Melbourne's most significant growth corridors, where the local population is expected to grow 64 per cent by 2031. 

The Northern Health catchment encompasses the rapidly-expanding local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Moreland.


Our mission and vision

Northern Health's vision is 'Outstanding health care for our community'.

The partnership mission is to combine and apply resources to work with our staff and partners, offering our diverse community excellence in health care and wellbeing through:

  • Prompt access
  • A health-promoting approach to quality care
  • Effective partnerships
  • Education

Our objectives

  • To conduct world-class multidisciplinary research focused on optimising patient outcomes through effective risk management and workforce development.
  • Increase research capacity by offering strong research supervision at honours, master's and PhD levels and mentoring clinicians as part of research teams.
  • Ensure research findings are integrated into clinical practice, education programs and healthcare policy by effective knowledge translation strategies.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based educational strategies that improve safety and quality of health care, and decrease clinical risk.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate innovative and sustainable professional programs that optimise workforce recruitment and retention.

Our team

Growing research capacity is one of the key aims of the Northern Health Partnership. We support a number of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Master of Nursing Practice and PhD candidates.

Position Name
Research Fellow Yasmin Sungkar
Consultations/research collaborations Prof. Julie Considine
Consultations/research collaborations Dr Lisa Kuhn
Consultations/research collaborations A/Prof Anastasia Hutchinson
Consultations/research collaborations Prof Bodil Rasmussen

Contact us

Northern Health provides care in acute, subacute and community settings over five campuses: the Northern Hospital, Epping and Broadmeadows Health Service, Bundoora Extended Care Centre, PANCH Health Service and Preston and Craigieburn Health Service.

General enquiries
+61 3 8405 8000

Northern Health
185 Cooper St
Epping VIC 3076

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