Welcome from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH). I am delighted to have started as Executive Director in July 2019. As you know, the MACH is one of nine Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs) and Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRHs) designated by the NHMRC across Australia. We are a joint venture between 19 partners, including 10 Victorian healthcare providers, 8 research institutes and the University of Melbourne.


We have a shared vision to promote the translation of research into world-class healthcare delivery that improves patient and community outcomes. To do this we are focused on the integration of medical research, education, and clinical care, as well as the adoption of patient needs and the quality of care we provide to patients and our communities. Our goal is to work collaboratively with our 19 partners, the broader medical and scientific community, Australian governments, industry partners and healthcare consumers to fulfil the MACH’s potential to be Australia’s leading health transformation partnership.


The MACH and its partners will lead initiatives that deliver transformative and sustainable change to the health sector. We will collaboratively pursue aligned funding opportunities, including the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), to deliver on our organizational mission. We look forward to welcoming you to the MACH partnership.


Professor Sir John Savill


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.


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Carlton, VIC 3053


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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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