Professor Gary Day appointed Australian Health Review Editor-in-Chief

Monday, June 1, 2015

Professor Gary Day has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s peer-reviewed journal, the Australian Health Review (AHR), following the retirement of Professor Andrew Wilson from the role after 5 years of service.

Professor Day is Director of the Centre for Health Innovation and Professor of Health Service Management at Griffith University, a member of the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association (AHHA) National Board, and has had a long association with the journal as an Associate Editor and previously, as Editor-in-Chief.

“The AHHA thanks Professor Wilson for his outstanding leadership of the Australian Health Review over the past five years, positioning it as Australia’s premier academic journal for health systems and policy research,” Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the AHHA said today.

“As Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Health Review, you get the opportunity to see the extraordinary wealth of research in Australia and New Zealand,” said Professor Wilson. “I congratulate Professor Gary Day on his appointment as the new Editor-in-Chief and would like to thank the AHHA for the privilege of editing its journal. I would like to thank my fellow co-editors, Professor Simon Barraclough, Professor Christian Gericke, Dr Lucio Naccarella and Dr Linc Thurecht, without whom the job of Editor-in-Chief would be overwhelming. I would also like to thank the staff at CSIRO Publishing who have provided valued support on many practical issues.”

Professor Gary Day expressed his delight and appreciation of the opportunity to return to the Editor-in-Chief role of the Australian Health Review.

“Over the last five years, under Andrew's stewardship, the Australian Health Review has matured and is now well placed as an impactful Australian health system and policy journal. I would like to thank Andrew for his tireless attention to improving and developing the Australian Health Review and I wish him every success with his future endeavours.

“I will be working closely with the AHHA, the editorial team and our publishing house, CSIRO, to continue to advance the Australian Health Review to ensure it is the journal of choice for high quality health system and policy research. I am keen to engage contributors, reviewers and readers to look for new opportunities to extend not only the journal's reputation, relevance and impact factor, but also to ensure the Australian Health Review develops a strong platform for translational research for practitioners, academics and policy makers,” said Professor Day.

“The journal makes a valuable contribution to the development of evidence-based policy to underpin the continuing reform processes within the Australian health system. Professor Day brings significant expertise in health service management and innovation to the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Health Review, and the AHHA looks forward to working with him,” Ms Verhoeven said.

The Australian Health Review is the peer reviewed journal of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA). It explores major national and international health issues and questions. Topics include all aspects of health policy and management, healthcare delivery systems, clinical programs, health financing and other matters of interest to those working in health care. It also publishes new research from practitioners - managers and clinicians - and reports of breakthrough projects that demonstrate better ways of delivering care.

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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is the national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals, community and primary healthcare services, and advocates for universal, high quality and affordable healthcare to benefit the whole community.

Media enquiries:

Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive, 0403 282 501

Professor Gary Day, Editor-in-Chief, Australian Health Review, 0422 236 571