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Dr Colleen Cheek conducts research at the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Healthcare Innovation, at Macquarie University.

Dr Cheek has broad interdisciplinary expertise in education and training in medicine and nursing, community and acute health care systems development, workforce, information systems and project management.  Colleen uses a range of methods to study problems with a focus on actionable outcomes, and draws from a foundation of over 20 years professional experience in the healthcare sector to identify innovative solutions that are feasible, add value for clinicians, empower consumers, and are sustainable. 

Dr Cheek's interactional expertise draws from a varied academic foundation of biological sciences, information systems, and healthcare, and professional experience as clinician, director of healthcare services, acute and primary care settings, and in information technology.

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Education, PhD, Reforming Health Professionals Training to Achieve Higher Learning Outcomes, University of Tasmania

16 Jan 201620 Mar 2020

Award Date: 20 Mar 2020

Information Systems, Masters, Gaming the system, University of Tasmania

Feb 2011Dec 2013

Award Date: 10 Dec 2013

Biostatistics, PG Cert, The University of Melbourne

Award Date: 30 Aug 2006

Information Systems, BSc, Massey University


Award Date: 4 Dec 2000

External positions

Nursing Director - Education and Research, Tasmanian Health Service-North West

7 Oct 20192 Sept 2022

Member - Guardianship and Administration Board, Tasmanian Government, Department of Justice

30 Sept 201628 Jul 2020

Senior Research Fellow, University of Tasmania

7 Dec 200917 Aug 2019


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