About Us

Note: The NHMRC PCHSS was funded from June 2017 to July 2023.

The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) at Macquarie University hosted the Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability, a research network of 17 lead investigators, 20 expert advisors, and over 40 system implementation partners from across Australia that have come together to develop and evaluate interventions to improve the sustainability of the country’s health system.

The Centre, led by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Founding Director of AIHI, explored the issues impacting healthcare system sustainability, while developing and evaluating interventions that are appropriate from a clinical, patient, and economic perspective. The Centre was created through a five-year, $10.75 million NHRMC Partnership Grant in 2017. It now continues its work through the more than $147 million in leveraged funding received by our investigators.

PCHSS researchers conduct sustainability analyses of health systems and assess models for conceptualising and creating sustainable organisations to deliver healthcare in the 21st century. We contribute to national and international models for health system sustainability. Our researchers are committed to seeing health systems improvement move from a localised, small-scale empirical endeavour, to one that is theoretically sound, efficient and cost-effective when performed at scale, and with the ability to be widely deployed and to have sustainable results.


National Health and
Medical Research Council

The University of Notre
Dame Australia

NSW Health

Western Australia Department of Health

Bupa Health Foundation
(Australia) Ltd

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