19th Annual Health and Medical Research Awards
As the national peak body for health and medical research, these prestigious awards are our recognition of the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who drive and support the opportunities that health and medical innovation bring to each and every one of our lives.
Acknowledging talent and excellence in our sector is not only a key part of Research Australia’s role in advocacy for health and medical research, it is also paramount to encouraging future generations of great researchers.
This year’s winners are:
A big congratulations to all Award winners and highly-commended finalists for their truly amazing efforts and achievements in health and medical research.
Health Services Research Award Sponsored by the Victorian Government, The Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
Winner: Professor Johanna Westbrook, Macquarie University
Highly commended: Professor Elizabeth Manias, Deakin University and Professor Sarah Larkins, James Cook University
Data Innovation Award
Winner: The AusVaxSafety Team, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance
Highly commended: Associate Professor Matthew Ritchie, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and Professor Shlomo Berkovsky, Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Frontiers Research Award Sponsored by ANU
Winner: Scientia Professor Justin Gooding, Australian Centre for NanoMedicine UNSW
Highly commended: Professor Alicia Oshlack, University of Melbourne and Professor Arthur Brandwood, Ellen Medical Devices
Griffith University Discovery Award
Winner: Dr Caleb Dawson, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute
Highly commended: Dr Deborah Burnett, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Dr Rachel Nelligan, University of Melbourne
Highly commended: Mr Sean Murray, MITO Foundation and Ms Bronwyn Le Grice, ANDHealth and Group award for Guun-maana (Heal) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, The George Institute
Great Australian Philanthropy Award
Winner: Mr & Mrs Roy & Nola Thompson
Highly commended: Stan Perron Charitable Foundation and Gretel and Gordon Bootes Medical Research & Education Foundation
GSK Award for Research Excellence
2022 Winner: Professor Georgia Chenevix-Trench, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
The Peter Wills Medal
Winner: Professor Ian Alexander, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Thank you to our 2022 Awards Sponsors for partnering with us to deliver a wonderful awards program in recognition of our incredible health and medical research sector.
Again, a huge thank you goes out to our Premium Event Partner The University of Melbourne and our award sponsors VIC Government (DJPR), GSK, Digital Health CRC, Griffith University, ANU and AbbVie.
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