AIHI research centres
The Institute comprises three centres: the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS); the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI); and the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR). Each of the Centres contributes to the Institute’s common mission and vision.
Our work is highly collaborative; our projects often involve researchers from each of the Centres, supported by research grants awarded across the Centres and resulting in publications which share authorships from researchers from across the Institute.
The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS), led by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, has a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects on health sector issues since 1991. Its core interest is to investigate issues of policy, governance and leadership in the health sector.
The Centre for Health Informatics work, led by Professor Enrico Coiera, is internationally recognised for its groundbreaking contributions in the development of intelligent search systems to support evidence-based healthcare, developing evaluation methodologies for IT, and in understanding how communication shapes the safety and quality of health care delivery.
The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, led by Professor Johanna Westbrook, conducts innovative research aimed at understanding and improving the way in which health care delivery and patient outcomes are enhanced through the effective use and exchange of information.