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Projects delivered

Decision support and business case development


Projects include:​

  • Development of a business case for the establishment and commissioning of a multi-purpose cardiovascular intervention suite at the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH).  

  • Development of a business case for the replacement of linear accelerators (SA Health)

  • Development of a business model and Start-up Plan for Health Industry SA (Department for Health and Ageing (SA))

  • Development of program logic for Department of Children and Families (NT) strategic investment framework

  • Review of the current Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Services (GVAMHS) acute and aged bed based service models and recommend options for enhanced and sustainable models of care within the catchment of GV Health

  • Review of the Frozen Blood Business Case (National Blood Authority).

In addition, in Darren's most recent Executive role, he prepared an delivered business cases to the Board in respect to:

  • The acquisition of a wine storage and logistics business in 2017

  • The acquisition of a disability therapy business in 2018

Funding & activity based costing

  • Costing and funding of mental health acute, ambulatory, residential and community services (IHPA)

  • Development of Mental Health Population Based Resource Allocation Model (SA Health)

  • Development of the Mental Health Population Based Resource Allocation Model (Department for Health and Ageing (SA))

  • Exploring value based purchasing models in DVA’s private hospital contracting, Department of Veterans’ Affairs

  • National Emergency care services costing and classification project (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority)

  • National Mental Health Activity Based Costing Study (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority)

  • Preparation of a number of technical papers to inform policy development in respect of activity based funding (NSW Health)

  • Provision of an Activity Based Funding Education program (Department for Health and Ageing (SA))

  • Research into Value Based Purchasing Models (Department of Veteran Affairs)

  • Review of Australian Red Cross Blood Service Capital Funding (National Blood Authority) 

  • Review of costing and funding for teaching, training and research (Department of Health and Ageing)

  • Review of costing and funding of heart and lung transplantation services (St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney)

  • Review of the Community Nursing Program Classification System and Schedule of Fees (Department of Veterans' Affairs)


  • Evaluation of needs assessment and case management tools for DIAC funded service delivery programs (including Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS)) (Department of Immigration and Citizenship)

  • Evaluation of New Perinatal Infant Mental Health Teams (NSW Health)

  • Evaluation of program resources, training materials, including delivery formats, developed for the implementation of stage 2 of the Diabetes Medication Assistance Service (Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging)

  • Evaluation of Selected Victorian Child Youth and mental Health Reform Initiatives Stage 1: Preliminary Investigation (Victorian department of Health);

  • Evaluation of St John of God Health Care community-based early intervention perinatal and infant mental health services (Raphael Services)

  • Evaluation of the COAG Supporting Measures Relating to Needle & Syringe Programs in Victoria (Department of Human Services – Victoria)

  • Evaluation of the GLBTI Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (Department of Health Victoria)

  • Evaluation of the National Perinatal Depression Initiative (Department of Health)

  • Evaluation of the Positive Futures Initiative (Department of Communities, Queensland)

  • Evaluation of the SA Returning Home Program (SA Health)

  • Evaluation of the services provided by Quit SA (Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia)

  • Evaluation of the Western Metropolitan Perinatal Emotional Health Program Trial (Department of Health, Victoria)

  • Evaluation of the young persons in residential aged care program in NSW (Department of Human Services, NSW)

  • Evaluative Research on Outcomes for People with an Intellectual or Cognitive Disability who Exhibit Severely Challenging Behaviours for Disability Services Queensland

  • Reducing Risky Drinking Evaluation (Department of Human Services – Victoria)

  • Evaluation of the In-Home Telemonitoring Trial ((Department of Veterans' Affairs)

Strategy and service planning

  • Developing a Common Assessment Tool for Socioeconomically and financially disadvantaged people at risk of gambling (for FACHSIA)

  • Development of the National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, (Department of Health and Ageing)

  • Development of the next National Alcohol Strategy for 2016-21 (Department of Health)

  • Development of the STI Workforce Development Strategy (SHINE SA)

  • Early Childhood Intervention Service Mapping: South Australia (Early Childhood Intervention Australia)

  • Provision of governance, establishment and operational support to the Red Lily Health Board (Department of Health and Ageing)

  • Research to inform decision making about the use of smart assistive technology as an integrated component of service delivery for specialist disability and community care services for people with a disability for Queensland Government Department of Communities

  • Review of Life Skills and Settlement Outcomes for Refugees (Life Without Barriers)

  • Review of the HIV/HCV Workforce Development Model in South Australia (SA Health)

  • Review of the Nationally Funded Centres Norwood procedure and staged surgical palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome Program (Department of Health and Ageing)

  • Review of the Nationally Funded Centres Paediatric Heart Transplantation Program (Department of Health and Ageing

  • Review of the Nationally Funded Centres Paediatric Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation program (Department of Health and Ageing)

  • Review of the Nationally Funded Centres Pancreas Transplantation Program (Department of Health and Ageing

  • Review of the Opiate Pharmacotherapy Program (OPP) (Department of Health, NT)

  • Stocktake and analysis of Commonwealth funded aged care workforce activities, (Department of Social Services)

  • Stocktake and research on the Australian Private Hospital System (Department of Health and Ageing)

  • Strategic services review and demand modelling (Novita Childrens Services)

  • Review of the Carer and Volunteer Support Program (Department of Veterans' Affairs)

  • Review of Suicide Prevention Training and Resources for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (Queensland Mental Health Commission)

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