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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 prepare individuals for leadership roles in the health informatics workforce and to address the current demands for experienced and qualified health informatics specialists from various disciplines.

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

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

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.

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.  REVIEW CANDIDATE LIST

Candidate disciplines could include

Software programming
Networks and Cloud Computing
Artificial intelligence

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

Nursing and midwifery
Psychology and Psychiatry
Pathology informatics
Public health education and promotion
Biomedical science
Paramedic and emergency
Clinical medicine and science
Translational medicine

Candidate areas of interest could include

Consumer informatics
Clinical decision support
Evidence based medicine
Personalised medicine
Patient safety
Health analytics
Public health surveillance
Software standards
Electronic records

For more information about applying to be a candidate in the Fellowship by Training Program, or taking part as a host organisation, please email the Institute.

Governance Board

The Fellowship by Training Program is steered by a Governance Board. The board consists of AIDH representatives plus representatives from the wider health informatics academic community and industry.

Members of the Governance Board include Angela Ryan (FAIDH), Dr Louise Schaper (FAIDH), A/Prof Kathleen Gray (FAIDH), A/Prof Inga Hunter (FAIDH), Rebecca George (HINZ), and Professor Enrico Coiera (FAIDH).


The Fellowship by Training Program is supported by

“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 

Australasian Institute of Digital Health