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.
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.
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.
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.
Nursing and Midwifery
Psychology and Psychiatry
Public health education and promotion
Paramedic and emergency
Clinical medicine and science
Health services management
Clinical leadership and management
Reform and development of healthcare services
Indigenous health services
Patient safety and quality
Networks and Cloud Computing
Examples areas of expertise of FbT candidates
Clinical decision support
Electronic health records
Evidence based medicine
Public health surveillance
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
Chief Clinical Information Officer, General Manager Workforce & Education
Australian Digital Health Agency
Prof Enrico Coiera
Professor of Medical Informatics and Director, Centre for Health Informatic
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.
Dr Juanita Fernando FAIDH
FbT Program Manager
Dr Louise Schaper PhD FAIDH CHIA