Gary Walker

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Gary Walker

Data Management Project Officer

Room 232B , RCS NW Hospitals Campus, Burnie

+61 3 6430 1656 (phone)


Gary worked in IT management and support for 5 years, predominantly providing IT technical support and strategic planning to private health providers and organisations.  He has worked in eHealth for 9 years; working as an eHealth Officer at the North West Tasmania Division of General Practice and as eHealth Manager for Tasmania Medicare Local and Primary Health Tasmania, leading Tasmanian projects to improve electronic communication and use technology to improve the delivery of health care. Gary has also worked in web and database development.

In 2012, Gary was invited to be part of a National eHealth Transition Authority (NeHTA)/Department of Health advisory group to investigate ways to improve the application process for the national Health Identifiers service, and has worked with NeHTA, managing the Tasmanian 'Wave 2 eHealth site' and becoming one of the only sites to complete the project deliverables on time and within budget.

General Responsibilities

Gary is employed as a Data Management Project Officer with the Rural Clinical School, University of Tasmania, providing data support and strategies for the research team.  Gary has an interest in using technology and data to improve efficiencies and use data to better understand trends and outcomes.

Career summary


Bachelor of Information Systems - University of Tasmania, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP

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Fields of Research

  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)

Research Objectives

  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Rural and remote area health (200508)
  • Other education and training (169999)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2019Cheek C, Hays R, Allen P, Walker G, Shires L, 'Building a medical workforce in Tasmania: a profile of medical student intake', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 27, (1) pp. 28-33. ISSN 1038-5282 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12445 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Cheek C; Hays R; Allen P; Shires L


2017Cheek C, Hays R, Allen P, Walker G, Shires L, 'Building a local medical workforce in Tasmania: where are international fee-paying medical graduates likely to work?', Rural and Remote Health, 17 Article 4292. ISSN 1445-6354 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.22605/RRH4292 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Cheek C; Hays R; Allen P; Shires L


Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2018Walker G, Cheek CG, 'Building business intelligence into health workforce research: a graduate outcome tracking system', Proceedings of the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, 11-12 April 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cheek CG