To advance health and medical research in Australia and its translation into benefits for all, by fostering leadership within our sector, providing expert advice to decision makers, and engaging patients and the public.


A future in which health and medical science, with the Academy as its champion, drives sustained improvement in the health of the Australian and global community.


  • Influence policy: Provide independent and research-based expert advice on challenges and opportunities in health, enabling decisions informed by the best available evidence.

  • Nurture talented research leaders: Cultivate an environment in Australia in which future health and medical science leaders can thrive – where they can represent the community in which we work.

  • Celebrate excellence: Promote excellence in all we do, underpinned by an active Fellowship of Australia’s best and brightest researchers, which can reflect the full diversity of health and medical sciences.

  • Support Indigenous health and wellbeing: Strengthen our contribution to improving Indigenous health and wellbeing and the representation of researchers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.