PHXchange: an NCEPH initiative for research impact

How can we connect population health researchers with other people so they can work together towards making the world healthier and more equitable?

This question is at the heart of the work of the PHXchange. Located within the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (College of Health and Medicine) at the Australian National University, the PHXchange is seeking to build our capacity to achieve research impact.

Research Impact

The contribution that research makes [and researchers make] to the economy, society, environment or culture, beyond the contribution to academic research. (ARC 2019)

The PHXchange team has the breadth of experience and depth of expertise to solve complex problems and amplify research impact. We are using our skills and expertise to lead by example and build the capacity for population health research to improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities around the world.

Our combined professional and academic backgrounds are enabling us to: catalyse change in the interface between research and impact, translate population health research more effectively, and build partnerships with stakeholders.


The Population Health Exchange (PHXchange) provides resources for fostering partnership and knowledge co-production among researchers and diverse stakeholders in order to achieve better health outcomes through evidence-informed policy and practice change.

We connect population health to social, environmental, political and economic drivers to provide better understanding of, and inform implementation of effective action on, entrenched and emerging health problems in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and globally. We respond to critical community health needs by building effective partnerships with governments and business, as well as the professional sector and non-governmental organisations.

We build capacity and the next generation of leaders in:

  • Implementation frameworks and theory
  • Implementation methods
  • Managing large data sets and other evidence to produce a comprehensive evidence base
  • Real-world experiments and trials
  • Modelling and forecasting
  • Engaging and partnering with stakeholders, including through stakeholder embedding and exchange
  • Interdisciplinary theory and methods

We have an active partnership with the Integration and Implementation Insights blog. You can see blog posts contributed by PHXchange members.

PHXchange resources are developed using the multidisciplinary strengths of members across the Australian National University’s Research School of Population Health.