ARCH staff at Eastern Health

The partnership between Eastern Health and La Trobe University is transforming clinical practice through a range of projects that improve the quality of healthcare.

Discover the Eastern Health ARCH.

ARCH Director - Eastern Health

Professor Nick Taylor is Director of the Eastern Health ARCH. He is also a Professor of Allied Health, a joint position between Eastern Health and La Trobe University. He leads the Allied Health Clinical Research Office at Eastern Health, which supports the research culture within the organisation. Professor Taylor specialises in improving rehabilitation outcomes. He has developed and evaluated exercise programs for people with health conditions, including fracture rehabilitation. Key projects include National Health and Medical Research Council-funded trials investigating the effects of an extra day of rehabilitation and reducing waiting times in community and outpatient services.

Research group

Dr Katherine Harding is a Principal Research Fellow and Manager of the Allied Health Clinical Research Office at Eastern Health. Dr Harding leads a range of projects in triage and access systems for ambulatory services, improving outcomes for patients returning to the community after rehabilitation, and promoting research culture in health services. She is Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Rebecca Morris is Trial Coordinator of MiHip, a randomised controlled trial to improve walking and confidence about walking after hip fracture. She is a physiotherapist with clinical experience in aged and complex care. Dr Morris has completed a PhD evaluating a falls prevention program for older people.

Dr Amy Dennett is a physiotherapist, and Research and Translation Fellow. She specialises in physical activity levels of people undertaking oncology rehabilitation. She is passionate about translating research into practice to improve access to and outcomes in cancer rehabilitation.

Annie Lewis is a Project Officer and PhD candidate working on studies aimed at improving ambulatory services. She has also worked as an occupational therapist with clinical and management experience in acute, sub-acute, community and educational settings.


For enquiries please contact:

Professor Nicholas Taylor
Professor of Allied Health, Eastern Health and La Trobe University
Eastern Health, level 2, 5 Arnold Street, Box Hill, Victoria, 3128, Australia
College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Victoria, 3086, Australia