• Meet eight innovators aiming to transform Victorian healthcare through translational research

    It is our pleasure to introduce the 2024 cohort of eight exceptional research-minded clinical health professionals from across the healthcare spectrum and embedded at MACH partner organisations. The MACH-Track program will support them to combine postgraduate research training and clinical work on their journey towards becoming innovators in their fields. Four years after establishing MACH-Track, … Read more

  • Future leaders of nursing and midwifery

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    Our Future Leaders programs are offering rare opportunities for nurses and midwives to access dedicated research time while continuing their clinical work – driving research translation and improved patient outcomes across clinical disciplines.

  • Increasing HSR skills at the frontline

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    In 2022, our first cohort of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals commenced their MacHSR Future Leaders Fellowship journey and are now using health services research to explore evidence-based solutions to practical healthcare problems. Balancing clinical and research work Brit Gordon, Chief Allied Health Officer and MacHSR Lead at Austin Health, says the Fellowship is … Read more

  • Detecting and managing chronic disease early

    Head and shoulders shot of a GP talking to a patient in a consultation room.

    Chronic disease rates are on the rise and, over the last 10 years at Western Health, the care dialysis population has grown from 65 to 400. “That’s why we need people to get tested and treated early,” says Associate Professor Craig Nelson, Future Health Today co-lead and Head of Nephrology at Western Health. Statistics like … Read more

  • MacHSR Profile: Catherine Grant and A/Prof Harin Karunajeewa

    Tell us about your project. Catherine Grant: One of the biggest barriers we face in being able to provide truly integrated care is the interface between hospital and primary care. This is particularly concerning for those patients living with chronic and complex conditions, where siloed care can have significant negative impacts on healthcare outcomes.  My … Read more

  • Keeping Hips on Track

    Every year around 120 children in Victoria are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). For those with limited mobility, hip displacement can emerge as a serious medical issue. As children with CP grow, the hip joint can change shape with the ball moving out of the socket over time. If the hip joint reaches the point … Read more

  • MacHSR Future Leaders Fellowship program

    Health Services Research training fellowships for established front-line clinical staff, commencing July 2022. Applications must be submitted by 9am, 21st March 2022. Full details can be found here.

  • Saving Lives from Thunderstorm Asthma

    In 2016, Melbourne suffered the worst episode of thunderstorm asthma ever recorded worldwide. Emergency services were overwhelmed and 10 people died, mostly in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

    Professor Jo Douglass from the University of Melbourne is leading a research translation project to ensure that clinical and public health interventions are in place to avoid another deadly thunderstorm asthma event.

    This project – which sees scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists and consumer partners like Asthma Victoria and the National Asthma Foundation working together – aims to determine who is most at risk, monitor those at risk and track how air quality impacts them, and establish a national pollen counting capability.