4.4 Health

Spatial Health answers the key question 'Does my location affect my health', we help to map disease, find causes (find what it is related to) and improve service delivery.

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.

Who we partner with across our projects

Current Partners

Previous Project Partners

What we have achieved 

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Work with us

The CRCSI Health Program brings together expertise in spatial and health sciences to form collaborative partnerships with research institutions, government agencies, health service providers and clinicians, the private sector and the community. We exist to improve efficiency of health resource management and increase knowledge of disease cause through spatial technology.

We can assist your organisation through:

  1. Consultation services (commissioned project basis)
  2. Joint research project
  3. Connect you with our expert spatial network
  4. Increased awareness of spatial technology capabilities

To explore how we could assist your organisation to apply our spatial technology to solve your needs please contact our Health Program Manager, Paula Fievez.


Tarun Weeramanthri, WA Dept of Health
Clive Sabel, Science Director
Peter Baade, Qld Cancer Council
Peter Somerford, WA Dept Health
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

clive sabelProf Clive Sabel
Science Director P4.4

paula FievezPaula Fievez
Health Program Manager

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...

4.44 Health Geovisualisation E-Research Tools

PROJECT AIM Simon and Andrew at Brisbane2012 The project will build a data service providing access to the Department of Health WA[] Health and Wellbeing Surveillance System data collection; re-implement an existing epidemiological data analysis service (HealthTracks) using open source technologies...

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...

4.49 Sensing the City

This research will guide policy formation on improved insight into healthcare management based on accurate, relevant, high quality evidence.

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...

4.403 Epiphanee

Epiphanee has privacy filters at its core. This web based cloud friendly processor allows vast amounts of data from multiple agencies to be analysed using spatial patterns (overlaying location to the data to make sense of...

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...

4.406 Cliniface

A new CRCSI project in collaboration with Genetic Services of WA Health and Curtin University will use 3D facial analysis to provide new knowledge into disorders, rare diseases and clinical genetics.