The Alfred Research Alliance is located at The Alfred precinct in Commercial Road, Melbourne.

The Alfred Research Alliance brings together six independent and diverse organisations to create a community of excellence for medical research and education.

We are very much defined by our co-location with The Alfred, one of Australia’s busiest hospitals, which offers acute health services in almost every specialist medical and surgical discipline.

Below, you will find contact information for each of the six organisations that make up Alfred Research Alliance, as well as transportation options.

Commercial Road in Melbourne is home to the Alfred Research Alliance.

Commercial Road in Melbourne is home to the Alfred Research Alliance.

Our Members

Get in touch with each of our member organisations directly via the links below.


The Alfred

Contact The Alfred

Monash University

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Monash Central Clinical School (CCS)

Contact Monash CCS

Monash School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine (SPHPM)

Contact Monash SPHPM

Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

Contact Baker Institute

Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health

Contact Burnet Institute

Deakin University

Contact Deakin University

La Trobe / Alfred Health Clinical School

Contact La Trobe / Alfred Health Clinical School

Burnet Tower

89 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Level 2: Department of Infectious Diseases
Level 4: National Trauma Research Institute and Australian Centre for Health Innovation
Level 5: Nucleus Network and Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute
Level 6: Department of Immunology & Pathology

The Alfred Centre

99 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Levels 1 & 2 (via Level 1 walkway towards The Alfred): Australian Centre for Blood Diseases
Level 4: Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute and La Trobe / Alfred Clinical School
Level 6: Monash University Central Clinical School
Level 7: Burnet Institute

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Laboratory Operations

Do you want to access equipment or information about laboratory operations within our member organisations? Please contact the relevant staff member/s below.


Monash University

Mr Gavin Horrigan
Precinct Manager
T: +61 3 9903 0078
E: [email protected]

Dr Michelle Zajac 
Senior Research Manager, Central Clinical School
T: +61 3 9903 0669
E: [email protected]

Dr Jay Illesinghe
School Manager, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
T: +61 3 9903 0929
E: [email protected]

Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

Professor Dmitri Sviridov 
Chair, Equipment Committee
T: +61 3 8532 1363
E: [email protected]

Ms Luisa Pipolo 
General Manager, Laboratory Operations
T: +61 3 8532 1216
E: [email protected]

Burnet Institute

Dr David Harrison 
Laboratory Operations Manager
T: +61 3 8506 2452
E: [email protected]

Deakin University

Professor Tracey Bucknall 
Alfred Deakin Professor
T: +61 3 9244 6529
E: [email protected]

La Trobe / Alfred Health Clinical School

Mr Matthew Hodgkinson 
Clinical School Manager
E: [email protected]

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Public Affairs & Media

For public affairs, media enquiries or related matters, please contact the relevant staff member/s below.


Alfred Research Alliance

Lisa Strahan
Marketing & Communications Manager
T: +61 3 8532 1242
E: [email protected]

Alfred Health

Public Affairs Team
T: +61 3 9076 2266 (8.30am – 5.30pm)
T: +61 3 9076 2000 (6am – 10pm)
E: [email protected]

Monash University

Media Team
T: +61 3 9903 4840
E: [email protected]

Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

Tracey Ellis
T: +61 3 8532 1514
E: tracey.elli[email protected]

Suzana Talevski
T: +61 3 8532 1240
E: [email protected]

Burnet Institute

Angus Morgan (Media)
T: +61 3 8506 2404
E: [email protected]

Tracy Parish (Public Affairs and Communications)
T: +61 3 8506 2321
E: [email protected]

Deakin University

Elise Snashall-Woodhams
T: +61 3 9246 8593
E: [email protected]

La Trobe / Alfred Health Clinical School

Tim Mitchell
T: +61 3 9479 5246
E: [email protected]

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Precinct Map

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Transport Options

Public transport

Train Prahran railway station is a short distance from the Alfred Research Alliance. Walk along Greville Street.
Bus Routes 216, 219 and 220 from the city stop directly outside the main entrance of The Alfred Hospital.
Tram Numbers 3, 5, 6,16, 64 and 67 travel along St Kilda Road. Alight at the corner of St Kilda and Commercial Roads.

Number 72 travels along Commercial Road; there is a stop directly outside the main entrance of the Alfred Hospital.

Taxi There is a taxi rank on Commercial Road directly in front of the Burnet Tower.


Parking is available in the visitor car park at the Alfred Centre and is accessed via Centre Lane from Commercial Road.

Visit the Alfred website for more information, including fees.

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