Australian Health Research Alliance 

The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) is a national grouping of the seven NHMRC-accredited Advanced Health Research Translational Centres (AHRTCs) and three Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRHs) found across Australia. 

Through collaboration both within and across Translation Centres, AHRA aims to drive excellence in health research and in health care delivery that responds directly and quickly to the needs of patients. 

National Initiatives

The AHRA runs national sub-committees made up of representatives from all AHRTCs. The sub-committees have unique goals responding to separate priorities that AHRA, in conjunction with the Department of Health, have deemed National Systems Level Initiatives which include:

  •  Indigenous Health and Research Capacity Building 

  • Consumer & Community Involvement

  • Data Driven Healthcare Improvement

  • Health Systems Improvement & Sustainability

  • Clinical Research Facilitation 

In addition, national networks addressing areas of of importance include:

  • Aged Care Research Translation and Impact Network

  • Women's Health Research Translation and Impact Network

  • Wound Care Special Initiative

News and Publications

  • "Achieving greater clinician engagement and impact in health care improvement: a neglected imperative," published in the Medical Journal of Australia, 13 January 2020. Read More.


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

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


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