We are seeking a motivated and talented Policy Manager to lead and coordinates our policy work and projects, through which we promote health and medical research and its translation into benefits for society. Summary:  Job type: Full time, two-year contract  Location: Sydney (Camperdown) or Brisbane (Woolloongabba) – we have offices in both locations Reports to: […]

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NSW LACS 2021

How do you balance research and clinical work? What are the advantages of this career? Leading clinician-scientists shared their stories with an online audience for our 2021 event, discussing the challenges and opportunities of going from patient bedside to laboratory bench. You can watch recordings of their presentations in our video library, or read on […]

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We are seeking a motivated and talented Communications and Media Manager to deliver high quality, high impact communications and media engagement activities.  Job type: 0.8-1.0 FTE (negotiable with the successful candidate based on their skills, experience and preferences); 12 month maternity cover contract with competitive remuneration package offered. Location: Sydney (Camperdown) or Brisbane (Woolloongabba) – we […]

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December newsletter

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“The challenges presented by climate change require smart, holistic and cross-disciplinary thinking.” – ACOLA Welcome to the December newsletter. In this edition: A message from our President Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher The Jian Zhou Medal Harnessing research survey Climate change statement Congratulations Fellows in the news A message from our President   As the […]

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The presidents of Australia’s five learned academies have issued a joint statement on COP26 and Australia’s path to net-zero emissions. “The challenges presented by climate change require smart, holistic and cross-disciplinary thinking. We need to continue developing and communicating research to challenge misinformation with robust evidence and steward an economy-wide transition to a low carbon future. Our […]

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November newsletter

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Welcome to our November newsletter. In this edition: 2021 New Fellows AAHMS video library Climate change and health Honorific awards Harnessing research for better health Congratulations Fellows in the news Welcome to our 29 new Fellows   The Academy celebrated new Fellows in a ceremony on 26 October as part of our annual meeting. “The […]

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AAHMS Fellow Professor Michael Berk FASSA FAHMS has been recognised for his innovations in psychiatric drug discovery with election to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).  Professor Berk is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and is Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University and Barwon Health, where he heads IMPACT, […]

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29 new Fellows elected

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They have battled COVID-19, created anti-cancer drugs and led the field of Aboriginal mental health – meet the 29 health leaders elected as new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. The Academy welcomed 19 women and 10 men to its Fellowship this evening (26 October), recognising the brightest minds in health […]

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Professor Ingrid Scheffer.

Around 1 in 5 Australian scientists recently surveyed by the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) said they experienced death threats and/or threats of physical or sexual violence after speaking to the media about COVID-19.  Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences President Professor Ingrid Scheffer said it was completely unacceptable that scientists and healthcare professionals were […]

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