Spatial Information has long been used in the Health sector to pinpoint areas of risk for specific diseases. This information helps identify contributing factors to the disease and populations at risk.

The challenge today is to ensure that the significant progress in spatial information and technologies is used to its full potential.

All stages of new policy development and decision-making require timely access to information. Spatial information allows diverse risk factors, such as smoking, physical activity and the wider environment, to be considered in a common framework.

Collaborative Approach

All Health program activities involve collaboration amongst researchers, practitioners and end-users. This enables robust and usable outcomes that have had continuous review and design input from relevant stakeholders.


Tarun Weeramanthri, WA Dept of Health
Narelle Mullan, Program Manager
Clive Sabel, Science Director
Geoff Jacquez, Science Director
Peter Baade, Qld Cancer Council
Peter Somerford, WA Dept Health
Tony Wheeler, 43pl representative
Kerrie Mengerson, QUT
Mel Taylor, National Health Performance Agency
Rob Freeth, Independent
Moyez Jiwa, Clinician

FPx Geo-Life

Geo-Life proposal [16min]

Program Overview

Narelle Mullan, Nov 12 [25min]

Global Spatial Month

Dr Tarun Weeramanthri, 'Is Health the final frontier for Spatial Information?' [41min]

"Spatial technology will enable our Health Department to maximise the impact of our budget spend – ensuring that we put the right solutions in the right places.” Dr Tarun Weeramanthri, Executive Director, WA Dept Health