Academic and Research Collaborative in Health (ARCH)

Transforming health and wellbeing

Our partnerships in allied health and nursing are delivering better healthcare outcomes to Australians.

About us ARCH Research Impact Report 2023



The ARCH aims to improve the patient experience, patient outcomes, healthcare quality and safety, and to achieve best practice in service provision.

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The ARCH specialises in translational research co-produced with consumers to optimise healthcare quality, outcomes, safety, and the patient experience.

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La Trobe University's affiliate memberships to leading healthcare networks are helping our researchers to work on the big health questions of our time.

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ARCH partners are co-producing knowledge for uptake by patients, clinicians, managers, policy makers, researchers, leaders and other end-users.

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Top 20 worldwide

We’re ranked in the top 20 universities worldwide for our research on key diseases and conditions, our support for healthcare professions, and the health of our students and staff.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, Impact Rankings 2023: good health and well-being

Improve clinical practice and social wellbeing

Our researchers gather and evaluate information to build evidence that will lead to improved clinical outcomes for patients and sound policy outcomes for the wider public.

Collaborative research

The ARCH incorporates leading Victorian healthcare partners in a single Collaborative.

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From rehabilitation to recreation

Researchers have developed a tailored approach to embed physical activity into cancer care. The Cancer Rehabilitation to Recreation Framework is based on idea that cancer survivors may need different types of support based on their symptoms, physical function and confidence.

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