The La Trobe Northern Clinical School, situated within The Northern Centre for Health Education and Research (NCHER) is a key teaching and research centre for La Trobe Allied Health and Nursing and Midwifery disciplines, as part of the La Trobe Academic & Research Network and in partnership with Northern Health.

La Trobe researchers in Allied Health, Nursing, Public Health and other fields work together with clinicians and researchers from Northern Health, as well as other health services and University partners, on a wide range of research to benefit Northern Health and the community.

Under the leadership of Professor Nora Shields, joint La Trobe-Northern Health Professor of Allied Health, and David Edvardsson, Professor of Nursing, key areas of La Trobe research activity at the NCHER include:

  • Allied Health: Improving health and wellbeing of people with disability through engagement in physical activity and exercise and improving patient outcomes via improving Allied Health practice
  • Nursing and Midwifery: themes of healthy families, heathy ageing and healthy systems- encompassing work on areas of aged care, chronic disease, social determinants of health and care, as well as women’s and children’s health

More detail about the La Trobe Northern researchers and Clinical School is available here.