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Welcome to the

Fellowship by Training program

The AIDH Fellowship by Training Program (FbT) is a training pathway to AIDH Fellowship. It is the first program of its kind in Australasia. The Program is designed to:

  • build national capacity in digital health research to meet rapidly expanding national health service needs
  • address the current demands for experienced and qualified health informatics specialists from various disciplines, and to
  • develop leadership capability in the health informatics workforce

About the Program

The Fellowship by Training Program is four years full-time* in duration and includes:

  • A health informatics research doctoral program at an Australasian University (typically three years)
  • Two paid health informatics six-month work placements
  • Supplementary learning – journal club, masterclasses, annual colloquium

On completion of the Fellowship Program candidates will hold a PhD academic qualification, have a portfolio of work and established industry contacts, and will be awarded Fellowship by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health.

*there is also a part time equivalent

Already we have seen a growing group of motivated and highly qualified participants from more than 14 universities across Australia and New Zealand. We are proud of this emerging leadership community and excited to see the program continue to expand and mature, growing our exceptional cohort across Australasia and beyond.

Angela Ryan FAIDH

Board Member, Australasian Institute of Digital Health

Candidate profile

Fellowship by Training Program candidates come from a variety of clinical and technical fields and take different career paths following the completion of their Fellowship. Candidates must either be enrolled in a PhD when they submit their application to join the program or have submitted their PhD within the past 12 months. They must have the right to work in Australia or New Zealand. They must also be an AIDH member.

Application process

The FbT Program is currently at capacity. There will be an announcement in AIDH news and on our social media when applications open again.

The number of accepted applicants will vary year to year depending on the quality of the applications and the capacity of the program.

Current candidates

Candidates are listed in the State/Country they reside; however, some may be able to relocate for work placements. If you are a host organisation looking for a candidate we recommend you review all candidates.

Candidate disciplines


Nursing and Midwifery
Psychology and Psychiatry
Public health education and promotion
Biomedical science
Paramedic and emergency
Clinical medicine and science
Translational medicine

Health services management

Health administration
Clinical leadership and management
Reform and development of healthcare services
Health economics
Indigenous health services
Patient safety and quality


Software programming
Networks and Cloud Computing
Artificial intelligence

Examples areas of expertise of FbT candidates

Artificial intelligence
Consumer informatics
Clinical decision support
Data Analytics
Electronic health records
Evidence based medicine
Patient safety
Personalised medicine
Precision Health
Public health surveillance
Software standards

Governance council

The Advisory Committee consists of FAIDH representatives from AIDH, HINZ and from the wider health informatics academic community and industry. They oversee the program, determine changes to the program and provide strategic input into its operation.

Angela Ryan FAIDH

Angela Ryan FAIDH

Vice Chair

A/Prof Kathleen Gray

A/Prof Kathleen Gray

Associate Professor, Health Informatics
University of Melbourne

Inga Hunter FAIDH

Inga Hunter FAIDH

Senior Lecturer
Massey University

Rebecca George

Rebecca George

Rebecca George

Prof Enrico Coiera

Prof Enrico Coiera

Professor of Medical Informatics and Director, Centre for Health Informatic
Macquarie University

Dr David Hansen FAIDH CHIA

Dr David Hansen FAIDH CHIA

Upcoming Events

FBT Masterclasses and Journal clubs are an essential aspect of the learning program for the Fellowship by Training program. Candidates must attend a minimum number of these events during their time in the program.

Program contacts

Kristal Kitto

Kristal Kitto

FbT Program Manager

Supporting organisations

This program would not be possible without the support of:

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