History & Vision

In 2015, the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) was recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as one of the first four Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs) in Australia. These Centres are based on the Academic Health Science Centre model that have been successful in the US, UK and across Europe in bringing together academia and healthcare to accelerate the translation of research into clinical care.


The objectives of the MACH are to:

  • Facilitate collaboration between the partners to conduct research and trial initiatives that will lead to better health outcomes and patient experiences;

  • Promote best practice in healthcare and community and public health;

  • Promote and build the research capacity of our Partners;

  • Provide policy advice to governments, and;

  • Work cooperatively with governments and other organisations to improve health outcomes and patient experiences.

OUR STRATEGY 2020-2025:


The MACH brings together health services and health scientists committed to translation of interdisciplinary research that will benefit patients and strengthen the economy. The MACH collaboration will address current health challenges by:


1) delivering precision care, 

2) developing tomorrow's healthcare, and

3) nurturing future leaders of innovation care (see our MACH-Track for future leaders plan here)


Read a summary of our 2020-2025 strategy here.



The MACH is an NHMRC recognised Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

The mission of the MACH is to improve health and wellbeing by integrating medical research, education and clinical care.


187 Grattan Street

Carlton, VIC 3053


+61 (0)3 8344 9973


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The MACH acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which it works, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and pay respects to its elders past, present and emerging.

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