Release of Australia’s Data-Enabled Research Future

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has released a new report reviewing the needs and requirements, challenges, and opportunities in Australia’s health data ecosystem. Australia’s Data-Enabled Research Future: Health and Medical Sciences is part of a project led by Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in collaboration with Australia’s five Learned Academies and ACOLA […]

June newsletter

Welcome to the June 2022 newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Queen’s birthday honours Annual meeting – save the date Sector news and opportunities Congratulations Staying in touch A message from our President Dear friends and colleagues, We have already reached the halfway point of the year, and as we look ahead, […]

Fellows recognised in 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Six Fellows from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences have been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for outstanding service, with expertise spanning medical administration and community health, orthopaedics, sexual health, respiratory medicine, gynaecological oncology and youth mental health. Professor Brendan Murphy Professor Brendan Murphy AC FAHMS has been appointed Companion […]

We are hiring – Fellowship, Awards and Administration Coordinator

We are seeking a motivated and professional Fellowship, Awards and Administration Coordinator to manage our Fellowship election and awards selection processes, working closely with our Fellows⁠—Australia’s leading researchers.   Job type: Full time, 12-month fixed-term contract (maternity cover) Location: Sydney (Camperdown) or Brisbane (Woolloongabba) – we have offices in both locations Reports to: Chief Executive Reporting […]

Event highlights: Life as a Clinician-Scientist – Allied Health

Life as an allied health clinician is always busy, and for those clinicians interested in combining clinical work with research, it can be challenging to balance the two priorities. Despite this juggling act, research is an excellent pathway to answer questions about what works and what needs further investigation, according to Professor Sue Berney, Manager […]

Fellows inducted into the Australian Academy of Science

Four AAHMS Fellows are among the 22 Australian scientists elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science for 2022. The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM FAA FAHMS, Professor Michelle Haber AM FAA FAHMS, Professor Timothy Hughes FAA FAHMS and Professor Sarah Medland OAM FAA FASSA FAHMS on this tremendous achievement, which […]

May newsletter

Welcome to the May newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Policy project update Life as a Clinician-Scientist – Allied Health Annual meeting – save the date Sector news and opportunities Congratulations Staying in touch A message from our President Dear friends and colleagues, Ahead of this weekend’s Federal Election, I am again […]

A vision for the future: harnessing research to improve health outcomes

The Academy is currently working on a major project that aims to improve healthcare for Australians by better enabling research to be conducted within the health system. Harnessing research for better health: A vision for integrating research into healthcare will explore the value of embedding research in the health system, identify barriers and recommend solutions […]

Fellows elected to the Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor Jamie Rossjohn FRS FAA FAHMS and Professor Carola Vinuesa FRS FAA FAHMS on their recent election as Fellows of the Royal Society, one of the world’s most prestigious scientific bodies, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science. This recognition is a tremendous achievement and recognises Professor Rossjohn and Professor Vinuesa’s outstanding […]

Event highlights: Academy launches statement on the health impacts of climate change

According to the World Health Organisation, climate change represents the greatest threat to human health in the 21st century. On 7 April, some of Australia’s most eminent health researchers came together to highlight how global warming has emerged as an unprecedent challenge for the health sector in Australia and officially launch the Academy’s statement, Climate […]

April newsletter

Welcome to the April newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Statement ahead of the Federal Election Climate change and health statement Allied Health Life as a Clinician-Scientist symposium Sector news and opportunities Congratulations Staying in touch A message from our President Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, health and medical research has been […]

Statement ahead of the 2022 Federal Election

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has released a statement on priorities for health and medical research ahead of the 2022 Federal Election. Cultivating a world-leading health and medical research sector and a world-class health system to protect the health of Australians against future pandemics, climate change and beyond. Read the full statement here […]

Life as a Clinician-Scientist: 2022 Queensland Clinical Sciences Symposium

Working as a clinician-scientist can mean having three careers in a day—a doctor, a scientist, and a teacher. It’s a fascinating career path, but for many students, it can seem like a black box. How can you build this career, and what are the skills you need to succeed? Some of Queensland’s most eminent clinician-scientists […]

AAHMS analysis: 2022-23 Federal Budget

Explore highlights and priority areas related to health and medical research in our analysis of the 2022-23 Federal Budget .   You can also download our analysis. 1.  Summary 2.  Policy priority areas for the Academy COVID-19 and pandemic response Climate change and health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Early-to-mid career researchers Science advice […]

March newsletter

Welcome to the March newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Statement on Ukraine Health impacts of climate change The Jian Zhou Medal Vale Professor Pamela Russell and Professor Chris Del Mar Forthcoming events Sector news and opportunities Congratulations Fellows in the news A message from our President 2022 is proving to be […]

ACOLA Statement on Ukraine

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), of which the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is a member, has released a statement condemning the recent military operation by the Russian Government towards Ukraine.  The statement is available in full below. ACOLA’s members, Australia’s Learned Academies, are deeply shocked and condemn the military operation […]

Vale Emeritus Professor Pamela Russell AM FAHMS

Emeritus Professor Pamela Russell AM FAHMS was a highly creative scientist whose contributions to oncology research gained international recognition and changed the lives of many. Elected to the Academy in 2015, it is with great sadness that we share news of her passing. Professor Russell directed the Oncology Research Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney […]

Vale Professor Chris Del Mar AM FAHMS

Professor of Public Health Chris Del Mar AM FAHMS was a champion of evidence-based practice and much-loved mentor to many junior doctors and medical students. It is with great sadness that we share news of his passing, a loss that will be felt by many. Professor Del Mar was elected to the Academy in 2015. […]

Meet our Fellows in our video library

More than 440 leading health and medical minds make up the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences – get to know them via our video library. Our Fellows include experts across a range of fields – from the social determinants of health, to Australia’s first Indigenous clinician-scientist, to public health experts […]