Business units

Last updated 10 January 2018

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is led by Chief Executive Officer Dr Vanda Fortunato and comprises three business units:

  • Translation, Education and Communication
  • Medical Centre
  • Research

Translation, Education and Communication

The Jean Hailes Translation, Education and Communication (TEC) Unit is unique in its ability to work alongside clinicians and researchers to translate latest findings into user-friendly, practical information and provides best practice practical guidelines. Areas of responsibility include the website, media, fact sheets, educational programs for the community and health professionals and events such as webcasts and seminars. The TEC Unit also includes:

External Relations

The role of the Jean Hailes External Relations team is to enhance communications and build relationships with diverse stakeholders outside the organisation. It undertakes high-level strategic activities to promote the mission and objectives of Jean Hailes, and supports external engagement with Jean Hailes through program funding and other activities.

Support services

The Jean Hailes Support Services team, led by Scott Walker, provides cross-organisational support for all business units. The team's scope is purposely broad, facilitating a 'big picture' approach to managing operational risk and integrated implementation processes. The team's scope spans a range of operational aspects including finance, human resources, occupational health and safety, regulatory compliance, facilities management, governance and information technology infrastructure.

Medical Centre

The Jean Hailes Medical Centres provide a holistic and best practice approach to women's health. Our medical specialists, general practitioners and allied health clinicians all have a special interest and extensive expertise in the area of women's health. Our clinicians ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date with current research through quality assurance and continuing education programs. Learn more about our clinical team, led by Dr Elizabeth Farrell.

Research

The Jean Hailes Research Unit, led by Professor Jane Fisher, is part of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. The team adopts a cross-disciplinary, lifespan approach to understanding women's lives. They consider women's health within a social model of health, underscored by an appreciation of the significance of gender, so men and children are included in research as integral to the context of women's lives. Jean Hailes performs original research to identify and address gaps in knowledge about women's health. Outcomes of this research are used to inform women's health policy, support health care programs and improve women's lives.

To view adjunct research fellows, research assistants, affiliates, international post-doctoral trainees, PhD students and other students, visit the Jean Hailes Research Unit staff page.

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