This funding, specifically allocated to NHMRC-accredited Advanced Health Research Translation Centres and Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (Translation Centres) has enabled MACH to fund:

  • Transformative Translational Research – that delivers scalable solutions to health service problems and directly benefits patients, and
  • National System Level Initiatives – where the Translation Centres collaborate with each other to deliver improvements in health services and systems sustainability by addressing national systems level priorities.

The table below includes the MACH Transformative Translational Research projects funded through RART rounds 1, 2.1 and 2.2. For further details regarding National System Level Initiatives please refer to the Australian Health Research Alliance website.

Note: From 2021 (round 3) the RART program moved to open competition. Successful MACH-partner led projects from round 3 are not listed below.

RART RoundLead InvestigatorProject TitleLead OrganisationMACH PartnersFunds Received
1Prof Ingrid Scheffer AODeveloping precision medicine for the developmental and epileptic encephalopathiesThe University of MelbourneAustin Health; Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; Royal Children's Hospital; Walter and Eliza Hall Institute$500,000
1Prof Andrea MaierEnhancing Muscle POWER in Geriatric Rehabilitation: EMPOWER-GRThe University of MelbourneMelbourne Health; Northern Health; Western Health$500,000
1Prof Mingguang HeIntegration of retinal photography and artificial intelligence to build opportunistic screening services in primary care settingsThe University of MelbourneCentre for Eye Research Australia; Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital; St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne$300,000
1Prof Jo DouglassMelbourne Thunderstorm Epidemic of Asthma: Solving the puzzleThe University of MelbourneAustin Health; Melbourne Health; Northern Health; Walter and Eliza Hall Institute; Western Health$700,000
2.1/2.2A/Prof Andrew BivardTenecteplase versus Alteplase for Stroke Thrombolysis Evaluation Trial in the Ambulance (TASTEa)The University of MelbourneAustin Health; Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; Melbourne Health; St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; Western Health$267,000
2.1/2.2 A/Prof Luke BurchillClosing the gap on Indigenous cardiovascular (CV) health: Improving community outcomes through high impact policy relevant research.The University of MelbourneAustin Health; Melbourne Health; Northern Health; Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre$275,000
2.1/2.2A/Prof Adam DeaneLiberal glUcose Control in critically Ill patient with pre-existing type 2 Diabetes (LUCID): a phase IIB multi-centre parallel group randomised clinical trialThe University of MelbourneAustin Health; Melbourne Health; Northern Health; Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; Royal Women’s Hospital; Western Health$255,000
2.1/2.2Prof Gustavo DuqueIntegrating Osteoporosis in Primary Care: The Osteoporosis Risk and Management (ORMA) ProjectThe University of MelbourneAustin Health; Western Health$325,000
2.1/2.2Prof Harriet HiscockImproving the care of children with frequent asthma admissions through parnterships with hospitals, GPs, and families.Murdoch Children’s Research InstituteNorthern Health; Royal Children's Hospital; The University of Melbourne$300,000
2.1/2.2A/Prof Craig NelsonFuture Health Today Project-Co-design of PrototypeThe University of MelbourneWestern Health (including primary care affiliates)$324,600
2.2Prof Amy BrodtmannEstablishing a stroke biobank to examine protein and genetic biomarkers for post-stroke cognitive decline in the Post Ischaemic Stroke Cardiovascular Exercise Study (PISCES)The University of MelbourneAustin Health; Florey Institute; Melbourne Health; Western Health$275,000
2.2Prof David CastleEvaluating the impact of a psychological intervention to reduce the severe stress and psychological morbidity of people with chronic kidney disease: The Kidney Optimal Health Program (KOHP): Stage 2St Vincent's Hospital MelbourneAustin Health; The University of Melbourne$275,000
2.2 A/Prof Elif EkinciCan flash glucose monitoring improve blood glucose control in Indigenous Australians with type 2 diabetes?The University of MelbourneAustin Health; Melbourne Health; Northern Health; St Vincent's Health Melbourne$275,000
2.2Prof Nicola LautenschlagerPhysical activity guidelines implementation via information and communication technology for vulnerable older adults with poor cognitive and mental health living in the communityThe University of MelbourneMelbourne Health; Northern Health; St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne$275,000
2.2Dr Ashley McAllisterClinical and community service provision for people with disabilities: Investigating the perspectives of the health care workforce and their clientsThe University of MelbourneMelbourne Health, Northern Health$275,000
2.2Prof Jeannette Milgrom AMClinical Decision Support Integrated with e-Screening for Postnatal DepressionAustin Health (Parent-Infant Research Institute)University of Melbourne$270,000
2.2Prof Dinah ReddihoughHips on Track: A state-wide approach to preventing hip dislocation for young people with cerebral palsyMurdoch Children’s Research InstituteRoyal Children's Hospital; St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne; University of Melbourne; Western Health$275,000
2.2Prof Dennis VelakoulisClinical utility of plasma neurofilament light chain in the diagnostic screening of psychiatric and neurological disorders: An “ESR” for the brain?Melbourne HealthAustin Health; Florey Institute; St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; University of Melbourne; Western Health$275,000
2.2Prof Vicki AndersonReducing persisting symptoms following child concussion a randomised controlled clinical trialMurdoch Children’s Research InstituteAustin Health; Florey Institute; Royal Children's Hospital; University of Melbourne$275,000
2.2Care of the Ageing CommitteeExpertise mapping projectMACH Care of the Ageing Committee - funding administered by the University of MelbourneRelevant MACH partners are represented by the Committee$80,000
2.2Data Driven Healthcare Improvement CommitteeConsolidation of record linkage algorithms in Victoria and beyondMACH Data Driven Healthcare Improvement Committee - funding administered by the University of MelbourneRelevant MACH partners are represented by the Committee$80,000
2.2Clinical Trials and Research Facilitation CommitteeResearch Capacity building through complex trial design symposiaMACH Clinical Trials and Research Facilitation Committee - funding administered by the University of MelbourneRelevant MACH partners are represented by the Committee$80,000
2.2Education and Workforce Planning CommitteeThe next big thing: Optimising the role of interdisciplinary students in hospital outpatient clinics: scribing and closing the loop of communication with primary care.MACH Education and Workforce Planning Committee - funding administered by the University of MelbourneRelevant MACH partners are represented by the Committee$80,000
2.2Women’s and Newborn Health CommitteeFind and Follow: scoping the data capture, reporting and follow-up of (i) pregnancies complicated by congenital abnormalities, (ii) health and development among ‘high risk’ newborns.MACH Women's and Newborn Health Committee - funding administered by the University of MelbourneRelevant MACH partners are represented by the Committee$80,000
2.2Aboriginal Leadership GroupDynamic consent as a new approach for engaging people in health research and upholding data sovereignty – Victorian Aboriginal perspectives.MACH Aboriginal Leadership Group - funding administered by the University of MelbourneRelevant MACH partners are represented by the Committee$80,000