Gillian Gorham

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Manager Renal Health Program, Menzies School Of Health Research

Dr Gillian Gorham has spent the last eight years working at Menzies School of Health Research facilitating
the development of the renal health program. Her prior experience and responsibilities include the strategic
direction of renal service delivery in the NT and working with state and Australian governments to develop
strategic documents. She also has extensive experience in service and program evaluation with a specific
interest in the economics of health service delivery.
Her doctoral thesis involved analysing linked health data sets and developing cost models to undertake a
comparative evaluation of the costs and benefits of dialysis service delivery models in urban, rural and
remote settings.
Gillian currently co-leads the development and implementation of Territory Kidney Care (TKC) for Menzies,
an integrated digital clinical decision support tool for the early identification and management of chronic
disease. She led the development of the successful business case for a $5million philanthropic grant to
develop TKC. The system has been developed in partnership with the NT Department of Health and Aboriginal
medical services and Gillian has since been awarded further grants (totaling $2.5M) to expand the system to
include private GP practices and undertake a five year cost effective evaluation.