Research Australia Events

Research Australia’s mission is to use our unique convening power to position health and medical research as a significant driver of a healthy population and contributor to a healthy economy. As the independent national peak body representing the entire health and medical research pipeline, we are exclusively positioned to draw together representatives from each section of the pipeline to collaborate on to seize the opportunities and bold ideas that will drive change.

To do this, we convene several events designed to unite the health and medical research sector behind a common platform.

Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards

Research Australia’s Health and Medical Research (HMR) Awards are the peak industry awards for the HMR sector. Established in 2003, the awards provide an opportunity to shine a light on the most outstanding achievers and achievements in our sector. Winners are announced at our annual black tie Awards ceremony and gala dinner.

University Roundtable

The Research Australia University Roundtable provides a forum for Research Australia’s university members to discuss issues relating to health and medical research which are particular to universities. Membership of the Roundtable consists of individuals nominated by their university. The Roundtable usually meets four times each year and moves around the states from University to University.

University Roundtable dates and locations for 2022 are still in consultation. For more information please contact Greg Mullins in our Melbourne office on 0425 706 865.

Pre-Election Summit

Our Pre-Election Summit brings together key representative organisations from across the health and medical research pipeline to identify the key issues that unite us as we approach each federal election. Research Australia captures the issues our sector wants commitment to – from a future Australian Government of any political persuasion.

Health Economics Roundtable

Research Australia convenes a core group of leading health economists drawn from the university, public, and private sectors at our Health Economists Roundtable.  The group exists as a forum for collaboration, comment and research and was established to play a key and unique role in driving research-based evidence for health policy and program development. Over a relatively short period of time, this group has been influential in raising the profile of health economists and encouraging government to effectively evaluate its health policies and programs to deliver better outcomes for health consumers. With a growing engagement of members, the Roundtable meets two to three times each year.

Health Economics Roundtable dates and locations for 2022 are still in consultation. For more information please contact Lucy Clynes 0404 068 912.

Philanthropy Roundtable

The health and medical research pipeline is not complete without the philanthropy element.  One of Research Australia’s three key objectives is to advocate for smarter investment in health and medical research and (non government) philanthropy is a vital part of this strategy.  Our member organisations who exist specifically to fund their own or third party researchers or both, meet to discuss key issues affecting their fundraising capability, challenges the sector is facing and collaborative opportunities to ensure sustainable funding.

For more information on this forum please email us

CEO lunches

Each year, members of the Research Australia Executive team visit capital cities around the country to host our CEO lunches with members. Representatives from our members are given the opportunity to meet with other leaders from the entire health and medical research pipeline, as well as hearing the latest news and updates from Research Australia’s CEO.

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General Sponsorship

Sponsorship of all our events is open to Research Australia member organisations and is a wonderful opportunity to engage with our diverse research-oriented membership base. Opportunities to sponsor vary from event to event and can be tailored to your specific business objectives. Please contact our team by phone 02 9295 8546 or email if you would like to discuss sponsoring an upcoming Research Australia event.