2018 Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards


The Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards are the pinnacle of health and medical research achievement in Australia.

We are proud to announce and congratulate the finalists for the 2018 Health and Medical Research Awards in the following categories:

  • Health Services Research Award
    Professor William Ben Runciman – University of South Australia
    Professor Sue Kildea – Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland
  • Leadership in Corporate Giving Award
    MACA Limited – Nominated by Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
    Paspaley – Nominated by Garvan Research Foundation
  • Data Innovation Award
    Professor Louisa Jorm – UNSW Sydney
    Dr Craig Dalton, Conjoint Associate Professor – University of Newcastle
  • Research Champion Award (formerly Advocacy Award)
    Barrie Littlefield – Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
    Matthew Grounds – UBS / Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Griffith University Discovery Award – This award is proudly supported by Griffith University  
    Dr Sarah Best – The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Dr Eric Chow – Monash University
  • The Peter Wills Medal will be revealed at the Awards on 8 November.
  • Great Australian Philanthropy Award will be revealed at the Awards on 8 November.
  • The GSK Award for Research Excellence, which comes with an accompanying grant of $80,000, will be revealed at the Awards night on 8 November.
    For more information about this prestigious award visit the GSK Award For Research Excellence page

Sincere thanks to everyone who nominated this year, the calibre of submissions was incredibly high which is testament to the amazing work being done in the sector!

You can see a full list of all the 2017 Award winners here.
Awards Night Information and Tickets:

The 16th annual Research Australia Health & Medical Research Awards will be held in Sydney on Thursday 8 November, 2018. Join us to celebrate the best of Australian health and medical researchers. Our Awards bring together the Who’s Who of the entire health and medical research pipeline, including researchers, government, health corporates, pharmaceutical companies and consumer interest groups to honour our Award recipients.

Gus Worland, Australian media personality and advocate for men’s mental health, is our MC for the evening and the audience will hear from key influencers in the health and medical research and enjoy a night of celebration with their sector peers.

When: Thursday 8 November

6.30pm UNSW Sydney Welcome Champagne and Canapes
7.00pm Dinner and Awards presentation

Where: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Magnifique Ballroom, 12 Darling Dr,
Sydney NSW 2000

Dress: Black Tie

With thanks to our sponsors:


There are a number of accommodation options nearby, for guests attending the Research Australia Health & Medical Research Awards:
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, 12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hotel Novotel Darling Harbour, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Hotel Ibis Darling Harbour, 70 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

For more information about any aspect of this year’s Awards, contact the Research Australia team via email admin@researchaustralia.org or phone 02 9295 8546.

We look forward to seeing you there!