Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation was presented with the Health Services Research Award at the recent 2015 Research Australia Awards held in Melbourne.
The 2015 Research Australia Awards celebrate leaders who have made significant contributions to health and medical research in Australia.
“I am humbled and honoured that Research Australia has made this award. I would like to thank senior staff at Macquarie, who place their faith in me and my work, particularly Professor Patrick McNeil, the Executive Dean of Medicine, Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton,” says Professor Braithwaite.
“Awards such as this are not really about the efforts of one person. Modern research is about collaborations. I am proud of my team of dedicated researchers at the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science who contribute fantastic research to improve health systems here and around the world, and the creative force of researchers in our larger research grouping, the Australian Institute of Health Innovation,” he concluded.
The Research Australia Awards are presented across the categories of discovery, advocacy, philanthropy and lifetime achievement, and this is only the second year that health services research has been recognised.