Department of Community and Clinical Health partnerships

The Department of Community and Clinical Health partners with tertiary hospitals, government agencies, schools, community groups, research centres and not-for-profit organisations.

Together we are making new discoveries and training the next generation of professionals – to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities and across the lifespan.

University partnerships

Our academic staff contribute to key University partnerships including:

Academic and Research Collaborative in Health

La Trobe University's Academic and Research Collaborative in Health is transforming La Trobe’s clinical research capability to deliver better health and social care to Australians. The Collaborative supports clinical education placements and evidence-based, clinician-led teaching at each ARCH site.

Discipline partnerships

Our discipline partnerships include:

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Soundfair

This clinical provision partnership gives Audiology students the opportunity to provide diagnostic and rehabilitation services to people seeking asylum at no cost.

Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam

This partnership encompasses a range of projects in early childhood support, mental health and stroke services.

Project Noor, India

This partnership seeks to advance participation among children and families living with a disability.

St Vincent’s Hospital

This partnership develops evidence-based practice and mentors clinicians in health research translation.

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Professor Leeanne Carey is Head of Neurorehabilitation and Recovery, undertaking research and development in the recovery of sensation after stroke.

Rotary Club of Canterbury

Each year the Rotary Club of Canterbury selects up to four final year Orthoptics students to travel to the Philippines to perform eye screening in communities where assistance is needed. Students are involved in screening thousands of people and develop new perspectives on eye healthcare in disadvantaged communities. To date, over 50 students have had their expenses paid to participate in this program.

Royal Children’s Hospital

This clinical partnership is between the Royal Children’s Hospital Eye Clinic and the La Trobe Eye Clinic. Together, we co-manage patients from the Royal Children’s Hospital, providing them with a referral pathway for timely intervention. The partnership also ensures our students have strong placement opportunities in paediatric eye care.

Find out more about the partnership.

Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany

Three Speech Pathology students are working with students from Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany, to develop technological solutions to physiological and pathological changes and challenges faced by older people. Our students will travel to Germany for a cross cultural exchange.

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools

This collaborative research partnership leverages the delivery of Lidcombe Program as an evidence-based fluency (stuttering) intervention to primary school age populations via telepractice.

Monash Health

This partnership supports early career researchers to develop new ways to support healthcare communication for people with communication disability in the hospital setting.

St Vincent’s Hospital

This partnership is a collaboration between St Vincent’s Hospital, the Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation and Recovery, and people with lived experience of aphasia, to identify effective strategies to support evidence-based practice.

Berry Street Take Two

This partnership focuses on supporting infants, children and young people who have experienced abuse, neglect and other adverse experiences. Take Two is a partnership between Berry Street, Mindful Centre of Training and Research in Developmental Health, La Trobe University and Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency. La Trobe provides research expertise.

Community and Family Services International

Community and Family Services International (CFSI) is a non-governmental humanitarian organisation based in the Philippines. It is committed to peace and social development, with the populations of primary concern being refugees, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, and others in exceptionally difficult circumstances. This partnership focuses on student field education placements, evaluation and research.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

This joint research project aims to advance knowledge and clinical health care. Current research focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on family violence and child protection in Saudi Arabia.

Mallee District Aboriginal Services

Mallee District Aboriginal Services works to enable self-determined, healthy, robust and culturally strong Aboriginal communities across the Mallee Region. This research collaboration is investigating whether Aboriginal people moved their gambling online during lockdown and the effect of this on individuals, families and communities.

Youth Support and Advocacy Service

Youth Support and Advocacy Service provides practical support and evidence-based clinical services for young people experiencing serious problems. This Australia Research Council Discovery project is tracking young people in the year after leaving intensive alcohol and drug services. It hopes to identify resources that will support young people to maintain the changes they made through service engagement.

Photo of Professor Lisa Brophy

We have a history of building excellent partnerships. Our teaching and research is relevant and innovative thanks to our relationships with health and welfare services, government agencies, community groups and the not-for-profit sector. We also work in partnership with service users and value their expertise through lived experience.

Professor Lisa Brophy
Department of Community and Clinical Health

Feature stories

Our partnerships are helping to build a better health sector.

Paediatric partnership

Paediatric partnership

Our partnership with the Royal Children's Hospital is delivering orthoptics care to children.

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COIL partnership

COIL partnership

Our Collaborative Online International Learning program is strengthening student cultural awareness.

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Noor partnership

Noor partnership

Our students are supporting the health and education needs of low socio-economic families in India.

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