Establishment of a Victorian Collaboration for Translation Research Outcomes into the Primary Health Interface (TROPHI)

  • Finucane, Clare (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Russell, Grant (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sanci, Lena Amanda (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sturgiss, Liz (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lau, Phyllis Min-Yu (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mazza, Danielle (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Barton, Chris (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Chakraborty, Samantha (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Temple-Smith, Meredith J. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Emery, Jon David (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

It is widely acknowledged that the primary health care and general practice research landscape is fragmented; hindering engagement and investment in the sector. A uniform and coherent primary health care voice is missing in the national research narrative.

The Monash University Department of General Practice and the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice (the Universities) and the RACGP have come together under the banner of TROPHI to seek funding from the Windermere Foundation to have real world impact in outer eastern Melbourne while helping inform a national framework and generating internationally recognised research outcomes with tangible benefits for the Australian community and beyond.

Overall, our objective is to drive high quality implementation and translational research that provides contemporary practice-based evidence to improve primary health care and patient outcomes in the outer Eastern Melbourne region of Victoria, in particular the Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges local government areas.

The knowledge and experienced gained from building TROPHI as a sustainable model for high quality implementation and translational research in Outer Eastern Melbourne will inform an approach to building a national, sustainable framework for high quality primary health care and general practice research in Australia.

This report articulates how the Universities and RACGP have brought their proposals for TROPHI together to speak to a shared vision, governance and operational model. We attach our original proposals as appendices as much of the content in both is complementary, relevant for the shared approach, and unchanged by combining forces.
Effective start/end date26/08/224/05/24


  • Windermere Foundation Ltd: A$1,000,000.00


  • Primary Health Care
  • Practice Based Research Network
  • Capacity Development