Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA)

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


As a body, through collaboration both across and within the membership centres, AHRA aims to drive excellence in health research and in health care delivery that responds directly and quickly to the needs of patients. 

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National Projects and Initiatives

The AHRA runs five 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." They are:

  • Indigenous Health and Research Capacity Building 

  • Consumer & Community Involvement

  • Data Driven Healthcare Improvement  READ MORE

  • Health Systems Improvement & Sustainability

  • Clinical Research Facilitation

In addition, two national areas of importance have been identified:

  • Wound Care Special Initiative

  • Women's Health Research Translation and Impact Network

News and Publications from AHRA

  • "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.

You can read more about the AHRTCs here.

An AHRA website is now live!


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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