The Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) provides widely-recognised leadership and expertise in health equity training, research and evaluation. 

CHETRE is based at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and benefits from the connections to industry and community.

CHETRE was established in 1998 to meet research and development needs in health equity within South Western Sydney as a joint unit between Population Health in the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) and the Faculty of Medicine and Health at UNSW Sydney. We form part of the management structure of both organisations, aligning our work with both organisations’ policy priorities and strategies.

We develop, support and evaluate projects, programs and policies to reduce inequities in health through collaborations with our SWSLHD and Ingham partners. We also partner with local councils, other public sector agencies and communities.

Our partnerships

Partnerships are central to all our research and service development activities. Our core partnerships include state government agencies, local governments, community organisations and NGOs, and service providers within and outside the South Western Sydney Local Health District.

CHETRE supports and manages several key partnerships with colleagues from the public and social housing sector, urban planning, primary health care, justice, education and social development. These partnerships range in scale from regional, to statewide, national and international.

CHETRE Contact

Dr Patrick Harris 

Phone: +61 (2) 8738 9310
Email: patrick.harris@unsw.edu.au