Research Australia is delighted to announce the results of the 2017 annual Health and Medical Research Awards, now in its 15th year.
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.
We are proud to announce the winners in the following categories:
Thank you to all those that nominated their heroes for the 2016 Research Australia Health & Medical Research Awards. 2016 has seen the highest number of nominations and the stories are amazing. We look forward to sharing some of them with you.
The Health Services Research Award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to health services research, provided leadership in health services research, undertaken research that has led to a significant improvement in healthcare, or championed the development of the health services research field. Which of these amazing people below will join the ranks of the prestigious Health Services Research Award alumni including: Prof Robert Sanson-Fisher AO and Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite
2016 Research Australia
Health & Medical Research Awards
The 14th annual Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards honoured some of the country’s top minds and big hearts for their incredible contribution to health and medical research in Australia.
Research Australia is proud to have had such an extraordinary night with incredible researchers who have distinguished themselves in their careers, be it early stage, mid career or through a lifelong commitment to HMR.
It is with great pleasure that we present the 2016 winners of the Research Australia Awards :
2016 AWARD WINNERS
THE PETER WILLS MEDAL
Recognises an Australian who has made an outstanding contribution to building Australia’s international reputation in the area of health and medical research, and fostering collaboration for better health.
Awarded to: Professor Ian Gust AO
Recognises an Australian from the media, a celebrity or member of the community who has raised community awareness about the benefits of health and medical research.
Awarded to: Brenda King, SIDS Stampede
THE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY DISCOVERY AWARD
Awarded to: Dr Rebecca Coll
Highly Commended: Dr Felicity Davis and Dr Michael Livingston
GREAT AUSTRALIAN PHILANTHROPY AWARD
To recognise and encourage personal philanthropic donations over a period of time by an individual or family to health and medical research.
Awarded to: The McCusker Charitable Foundation
DATA INNOVATION IN HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH AWARD
For the development of the most innovative method of gathering, making available, processing or interpreting data in a way that advances the sector.
Awarded to: Capital Markets CRC, Health Market Quality Team
LEADERSHIP IN CORPORATE GIVING AWARD
Recognises outstanding leadership by a corporation or business giving to and supporting health and medical research through relationships or partnership and commitment over time.
Awarded to: Volvo Car Australia
Created in 2014 to recognise the importance of the emerging field of health service research.
Awarded to: Professor Michael Barton OAM
With its accompanying grant of $80,000, has played a part in assisting some of Australia’s most important leaders and innovators in the medical research sphere. Its focus is on helping support career development with an emphasis on human health and Australian research.
Awarded to: Professor Prof Arthur Christopolous & Patrick Sexton