Data Driven

Healthcare Improvement

The purpose of the Research Platforms Committee is to identify and facilitate major innovative and translational opportunities for a range of research platforms through a shared strategic direction and collaboration with the MACH partners.

The Committee responsibilities include:

  • Mapping and identifying strengths and gaps in academic leadership in research platforms and discovery across the MACH partners

  • Identifying and facilitating major multi-center translational research

  • Developing a strategic plan and bids for identified research platforms for a variety of potential funders including MRFF, NHMRC, state and federal governments and industry

  • Co-ordinating advocacy for and response to MRFF announcements across major translational research platforms

The Committee is underpinned by the following nine research platform working groups:









The Committee consists of the following members:

  • Director, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (Chair)

  • Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Assistant Vice-Chancellor Health, The University of Melbourne

  • Executive Chair, Melbourne Biomedical Precinct

  • Director, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

  • Director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research

  • Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

  • Executive Director, Cancer Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

  • Director, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research

  • VP of Research, CSL Ltd.

  • Chief Technology Officer, Bionics Institute

  • Managing Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia

  • Director Health & Biosecurity, CSIRO

For more information please contact MACH Project Officer Nick Walsh:

T: +61 3 8344 9767


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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