4.4 Health

"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

Health Program Review Slide Final May2013
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.


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.

Vision and plan for CRCSI Health Program




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


WA DHealth Tarun Weeramanthri smlDr Tarun Weeramanthri
Program 4.4 Board Chair

Narelle Mullan SqNarelle Mullan
Program Manager P4.4, Project Leader P4.41

ori gudesDr Ori Gudes
Health Program Research Fellow

geoff jacquezDr Geoff Jacquez
Science Director P4.4

clive sabelProf Clive Sabel
Science Director P4.4

4.42 Spatio-Temporal Modelling

Qld health regions This research Project investigates the best way to represent the spatial disparity of diseases, to enable decision makers the best access to localised spatial health data. The initial focus of the Project is on...

4.45 Geographic Variations in Natural Disaster Impact

This research will test whether there is a spatial relationship between the extent of physical damage from natural disasters and non-injury psycho-social stress related health outcomes that while not acute, may significantly impact...

4.402 Place as a Vital Sign of Health

Obesity is now considered to be the number one chronic health problem in Australia. Among Australians aged 25 years and over, 60% are over-weight or obese. This is forecast to rise to 80% by 2025. It...

4.404 3D Fast

This exploratory project will address the question asked by the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) research staff to improve the current workflow by reducing the time needed to produce image analysis input files from the raw scan...