The WAHTN is a collaboration of 20 state-wide contributing member partners and seven associates which includes Western Australia’s major hospitals, Department of Health, Medical Research Institutes, five universities and two private hospitals.
Members compromise the founding Partners of WAHTN and signatories to the unincorporated joint venture agreement.
- Curtin University
- Edith Cowan University
- Murdoch University
- The University of Notre Dame
- The University of Western Australia
Medical Research Institutes:
- Ear Science Institute
- Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
- Institute for Respiratory Health
- Lions Eye Institute
- Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science
Health Service Providers:
- Child and Adolescent Health Service
- East Metropolitan Health Service
- North Metropolitan Health Service
- South Metropolitan Health Service
- WA Country Health Service
Associates include groups or organisations with related or complementary activities to those of WAHTN, working with WAHTN to broadcast and transfer the knowledge from health and medical research translation into the community and health care delivery system.
- Aboriginal Health Council
- Brightwater Care Group
- Busselton Population Medical Research Institute
- Genetic and Rare Disease Network
- Health Consumer’s Council
- Linear Clinical Research
- The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation
- WA Primary Health Alliance
The following diagram shows collaboration between partners, and the changes over the last 10 years as reflected in co-authored publications. The data are derived from the Scopus database in medical science subjects. The diagram does not show papers where co-authors are from the same institution. The width of segments around the circumference reflects the number of instances of co-authorship between that member with other members. The chord diagram circumference represents the total number of co-authorships of each WAHTN member with other members. The number of co-authorships in 2011-2013 was approximately 2.5x greater than in 2004-2006, and for 2014-2016 (WAHTN began operating in 2014) was 1.45x greater than in 2011-2013. Clearly, the chord diagram shows substantial collaboration between Universities, Institutes and hospitals as well as between hospitals. Although FSH was opened only in 2014, there is already appreciable co-authorship with RPH and SCGH as well as with Curtin and UWA. The major collaborating institution with UWA is Curtin, followed closely by SCGH and RPH. We have interpreted the university-hospital co-authorship as reflecting collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians.