Strategic Translational Research

and Platforms Committee

The role of the Strategic Translational Research and Platforms (STRaP) Committee is to identify strategic opportunities to develop translational research through shared strategic direction and collaboration across MACH and industry partners.


The Committee is underpinned by Translational Platforms to develop Tomorrow’s Healthcare as articulated in the MACH Strategy 2020 to 2025 which include:

  • Clinical Research Support Hub

  • Data-Driven Healthcare Platform

  • Clinical Research Imaging Platform

  • Medical Devices and Implantables Platform

  • Melbourne Therapeutics Development Leadership Group

  • Precision Medicine Platform

  • Human Immunology, Immunotherapy and Vaccines Platform

  • Researcher Clinical Accreditation Platform

Note: This is not an exhaustive list and further Translational Platforms may be established based on need and opportunity.

Responsibilities of STRaP

  • Identifying strategic opportunities to develop translational research across MACH

  • Overseeing the designation, development and operation of MACH Translational Platforms

  • Providing advice and strategic direction (as required) to the MACH Board

  • Co-ordinating advocacy for and in response to major funding opportunities across MACH and precinct partners

  • Identifying potential partners for industry engagement









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

  • Chief Technology Officer, Bionics Institute

  • Managing Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia

  • Director Health & Biosecurity, CSIRO

  • VP of Research, CSL Ltd

  • Director, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

  • Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University

  • Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

  • Executive Director, Cancer Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

  • Director, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research

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

  • Director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research

For more information please contact MACH Project Officer Nick Walsh:

T: +61 3 8344 9767


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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