Consultancy history of HRDA
While HRDA is a new company, its shareholders and associates represent many years of experience in human resources for health research and consultancy both in Australia and many parts of the world but especially the Asia Pacific region. The shareholders with the most relevant past experience are:
- Human Capital Alliance (Lee Ridoutt, Victoria Pilbeam, Carla Cowles)
- Graham Roberts
Human Capital Alliance
Primarily amongst HRDA’s shareholders is Human Capital Alliance, a specialist strategic human resources for health consultancy company practising mostly in Australia for over 25 years. A small selection of Human Capital Alliance’s past projects include:
- Rural Allied Health Recruitment Plan
Client: Department of Health, NSW
The development of policy approaches to overcome the problems associated with recruitment and retention of allied health professionals in rural areas.
- Female Medical Practitioner Workforce Study
Client: Australian Medical Workforce Advisory Committee
A retrospective study of career pathways of 300 female and male medical practitioners, including general practitioners and specialists, in order to identify different factors which influence career decisions and progress of females and males.
- Selection for Medical Specialist Training
Client: Medical Review Training Panel
Study to explore the processes adopted by various Royal Colleges to select trainees for College training programs.
- Analysis of the Current Environment Impacting on Nursing
Client: Australian Nursing Council Inc.
Scoping study to assess the impact of major influences on the future nursing workforce and the regulatory options to ameliorate any adverse influences.
- Planning Framework for the Public Health Workforce
Client: National Public Health Partnership
Developed a conceptualisation of an acceptable (intellectually and practically) method for planning the public health workforce.
- Strategic Plan for Drug & Alcohol Workforce Development
Client: Department of Health, NSW
Facilitated a 2 day forum and drafting of a post forum workforce development plan for workers from both government and non-government sectors that provide direct drug & alcohol and/or associated services.
- Development of workload capacity measures for allied health
Client: Department of Human Services, Victoria
Review of models of and methods for measuring workload capacity for allied health professions, and analysis of potential applicability to Victorian context.
- Delivering on Mental Health Reform Workforce Development Strategies
Client: Department of Human Services
Study to identify current, effective workforce strategies that would deliver on the identified priorities of the mental health reform strategy in Victoria.
- Unique Contribution of Public Health Physicians to the Public Health Workforce
Client: Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australian College of Physicians
Review into the contribution of public health physicians to public health outcomes through range of study approaches including critical incident interviews.
- Career Structures and Pathways for Scientists in Medical Pathology Laboratories
Client: Department of Health & Ageing
Study to investigate options to promote scientist retention through development of improved career frameworks in medical pathology laboratories.
- Health Information Workforce Study
Client: Health Workforce Australia
A study intended to be a sound description of the ill-defined health information workforce and a way forward for future workforce planning efforts.
- Pharmacy Workforce Planning Project
Client: Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Study to provide information about the current state of the pharmacy workforce including factors impacting on workforce supply and demand – provide projections to inform workforce planning.
- Framework for Primary Health Care Workforce in Aboriginal Health in the Northern Territory
Client: Aboriginal Medical Services Association Northern Territory
Developed an agreed broad framework for the development of the Aboriginal primary health care workforce in the NT.
- Learning & Development Audit
Client: DHS Victoria
Examination of current DHS resources for workforce development, including the numbers and capabilities, and deployment both divisionally and regionally.
- Physical Health Research Project for the Community Managed Mental Health Sector
Client: Mental Health Coordinating Council
Scoping study and literature review of best practice for the Community Managed Mental health sector to support consumers with physical health issues.
If you want to have a more extensive look at previous work undertaken by the principals of HRDA look at www.humancapitalalliance.com.au
Whereas Human Capital Alliance has been more focused on research and consultancy in Australia, Graham Roberts’ experience has been mostly in the Asia Pacific region. A selection of his past work includes:
- Consultation on HRH Development Plans; Cook Islands, Kiribati and Tonga – WHO, WPRO
- Consultant on HRH Development Plan, Autonomous Region of Bougainville PNG – WHO WPRO
- Temporary Adviser, Expert Consultation on improving Health Research Management, Governance and Data Sharing in the Western Pacific Region – WHO, WPRO
- Training Manual for Men as Partners in Reproductive Health Through Organized Workforce – UNFPA and ILO
- Inventory of available contents, norms, standards, tools in capacity building in HIV care, treatment and support in the Pacific – to sustain and perform functions of the HIV care team – WHO Suva
- Fiji Health Sector Improvement Program, Post-training perceptions of capacity for health promotion research, monitoring and evaluation – Ministry of Health, Suva
- Review of Training Program for Vanuatu’s National Health Research System – Pacific Health Research Council
- Report on the Health Promotion Curriculum at the Solomon Islands Institute of Higher Education – Solomon Islands Ministry of Health, Honiara
- Summary Staff Development Plans for Papua New Guinea Rural Health Program Provinces – Australian Agency for International Development