Australian Health Research Alliance
One voice for better health through research
The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) is the peak body representing Australia’s network of seven Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs), including Sydney Health Partners, and three Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRHs).
As a collective, AHRA encourages excellent health research and translation in Australia by bringing together researchers, healthcare providers, education and training to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and delivering key, national system-level initiatives and research networks.
These activities are funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and align with national and government priorities.
In June 2021, SHP Executive Director, Professor Don Nutbeam, became the AHRA Chair. The chair will remain with SHP for a one-year term.
As part of the work of AHRA, we co-lead two platforms of work, Consumer and Community Involvement, and Data-Driven Healthcare, as well as contributing to other bodies of work, including:
- Women’s health
- Clinical research facilitation
- Indigenous health research
- Health Systems Improvement and Sustainability
- Wound Care
AHRA has recently produced a position statement in collaboration with Consumers Health Forum (CHF), committing to strengthening consumer and community involvement in health research across Australia.