The benefits of working in partnership
Our partners are wide-ranging and include community organisations, clinicians, government, policy makers and the commercial sector. By partnering with us, you benefit from access to our world class expertise, facilities, equipment and other University resources. These relationships are of great value to the College as they produce unique research opportunities and help to ensure that our work is focused on outcomes that are of global importance and local relevance. We are continually developing new collaborations and welcome enquiries from potential new partners.
A joint public health and transport project
Dr Verity Cleland joined forces with the bus operator Metro Tasmania, the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Local Government Association of Tasmania to investigate the most effective ways of encouraging people, particularly those in smaller cities and regional centres, to leave their cars at home and incorporate physical activity into their daily travel.
A fruitful partnership with industry
Melanie Blackhall has conducted exciting new research to determine the efficacy of sweet cherry anthocyanins as a treatment and preventative therapy in high-fat diets. The support of Industry partners Reid Fruits and Essential Oils of Tasmania enabled Ms Blackhall to develop a methodology to extract anthocyanins.
UK Company Licenses Medical Technology
Clinician and Professor, Peter Dargaville led research to develop breakthrough technology that has been licensed by a UK-based company. The ability to breathe normally is often the biggest challenge facing premature babies, many of whom need respiratory support, including oxygen therapy for some time after birth. Providing just the right amount of oxygen is critical – they need to get enough to help them survive but too much can damage their eyes and lungs. The technology developed through collaboration between Associate Professor Dargavile and some of the University of Tasmania’s leading engineers automatically controls the concentration of oxygen in the gas delivered to a baby’s lungs, while they are receiving breathing support.