ACHI Fellows at an office meetingFor more information about the Fellowship Program please visit our Fellowship Program page.

As flagged – we launched the  Australasian Health Informatics Fellowship Program (AHIFP) at HIC last week. Below is the press release that is being circulated. ACHI now has over 120 fellows and members (and more student members), so we are growing apace. This is of course appropriate and consistent with the needs of the community. I thank the education committee and Macquarie University for making this work in the first instance. 

I have read the comments regarding the announcement regarding a CIO college last week, and have reached out to the various players. I believe that your concerns have been heard and will provide more information when I have had some meetings.

ACHI is proud to announce the launch of The Australasian Health Informatics Fellowship Program (AHIFP). This dynamic training program will meet the current community demands for highly trained individuals, capable of taking leadership roles in health informatics. 

 The AHIFP is designed to increase leadership capability in the health informatics workforce as well as create career pathways for health informatics professionals. It involves a three-year full-time health informatics doctorate, one year of paid work experience, plus supplementary learning (with a part-time equivalent). This is the first program of its kind in Australasia.

ACHI is working closely with industry, government agencies and departments, NGO’s and universities to create work placement and specialist training opportunities for health informatic research PhD students. We have received strong support and a commitment to offer work placements in 2018 from the Australian Digital Health Agency and we are in discussions with several other organisations.

We encourage our ACHI Fellows and Members to:

  • Actively advocate the Fellowship Program within our community
  • Share details of the Fellowship Program with your professional and academic networks
  • Consider how your organisation could offer a student work placement
  • Discuss the Fellowship Program with potential or current PhD students and encourage them to apply

 ACHI Members and Fellows will be advised when students applications formally open (towards the end of 2017).

If your organisation would like to consider and/or discuss offering a work placement for Fellowship Program students please contact the Fellowship Program Manager Leanne Bamford Barnes.

Contact                Leanne Bamford Barnes – Fellowship Program Manager


Phone                   0417 259 719