Report launch: Research and innovation as core functions of the health system – a vision for the future of health in Australia

Professor Christina Mitchell AO FAHMS presents a summary of findings from the Academy’s policy report – Research and innovation as core functions in transforming the health system: A vision for the future of health in Australia.

More than 260 individuals across health, academia and industry were consulted in the development of this report, which sets out a three-year plan for embedding research and innovation in health.

The report identifies 14 recommendations, including five priority items for more urgent action to: –

  • Address fragmentation by creating a new alliance for transforming healthcare through research.
  • Build a skilled and enabled health research workforce, including world-class clinician researchers.
  • Maximise the value of current investments in research and innovation.
  • Foster stronger consumer and community involvement
  • Build integrated teams and cross-sector collaboration

Professor Mitchell’s presentation is followed by a panel discussion, featuring:

Chair: Professor Christina Mitchell AO FAHMS


  • Professor Sandra Eades AO FASSA FAHMS, Associate Dean Indigenous, Rowden-White Chair, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Caroline Homer AO FAHMS, (working group member) Co-Program Director, Maternal and Child Health, Burnet Institute
  • Professor Euan Wallace AM FAHMS, Secretary, Victoria Department of Health
  • Professor Steve Webb FAHMS, Group Director of Research, St John of God Healthcare; Professor of Critical Care Research, Monash University

Learn more about the AAHMS vision project and download the full report at

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