VicAAMRI sees promise in new Victorian Health and Medical Research Strategy

VicAAMRI sees promise in new Victorian Health and Medical Research Strategy

26th July, 2022

The Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (VicAAMRI) applauds the Victorian Government’s new Victorian Health and Medical Research Strategy: 2022-2032 (the Strategy), which will support our state’s medical research workforce to deliver more life changing and lifesaving innovations.

The Hon Jaala Pulford MP launched the Strategy last night, and outlined the four focus areas: talent, collaboration, big ideas and generating outcomes.

Chair of VicAAMRI and Director & CEO of Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Professor Elizabeth Hartland said she was pleased to see the focus on workforce and specifically supporting our early to mid-career researchers.

“Victoria has more than 7,000 staff and students in our medical research institutes. It’s only by investing in the future of this talented workforce that we will ensure the long-term health of Victoria’s economy and healthcare system.”

The 10-year Strategy will be implemented through targeted action plans, and an outcomes framework will measure progress and inform future directions. This is designed to ensure the Strategy is delivering on its aims of solving health challenges and growing the Victorian economy.

“I am looking forward to seeing the outcomes and milestones inform the direction of the strategy as the medical research sector continues to address the major health challenges of our community. Through robust reporting and open feedback, we will continue to advocate for a strong and sustainable medical research workforce that is committed to improving health and economic outcomes for all Victorians,” said Professor Hartland.

“We look forward to working with the Victorian Government to support delivery of the Strategy, which in turn will support Victoria’s dedicated medical research community.”