Research Week 2023

Alfred Health Week 2023

Alfred Health Week is an annual event that showcases the research excellence of the Alfred Research Alliance here in Melbourne. It celebrates the researchers and clinicians advancing healthcare locally, nationally and internationally through their innovative research.

Join us on Twitter at @Alfred_Research or read on to find out more about what’s happening on our precinct.

2023 Alfred Health Week Abstract Book

2023 Alfred Health Week Abstract Booklet

Congratulations to all our award winners

View the full list of Abstract Award Winners here

Emerging Researchers

As Australia’s largest centralised hospital, clinical trial and research site, Alfred Research Alliance provides emerging researchers a unique environment to establish a research career.

Meet some of our emerging researchers.

Monash REMAP-CAP clinical trial

Award Presentation

Each year during Alfred Health Week, a series of prizes are awarded to recognise the excellent research undertaken on the precinct during the previous 12 months.

Formerly poster prizes, in 2023 prizes will be offered by a number of the Alfred Research Alliance member organisations for excellent research abstracts in the Scientific Abstract Competition.

Alfred Health Week Prizes 2023

Keynote speech and major award presentations

Alfred Health Week’s keynote speaker Professor Karen Adams, from Monash University’s Gukwonderuk Indigenous Health Unit,  today delivered a very powerful and honest address about the historic treatment of Indigenous peoples and the impacts that still has within public hospitals.

She also spoke about the recently-launched Victorian Aboriginal Research Accord, which aims to change the way research is currently conducted on and for Indigenous peoples, to, instead, have them self-determine what research is needed for them by them. If you missed it, it’s well-worth a watch.

As part of today’s event, two research prizes were also awarded and presented by Alfred Health’s Director of Research Stephen Jane and Professor Adams.

Keynote speech and major awards

Nursing Research Forum

Keynote speaker – Prof Alison Hutchinson, presenting Nursing in the Digital Age: Harnessing Technology for Better Care

Alfred Deakin Professor Alison Hutchinson is Chair of Nursing at Barwon Health and Deakin University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Co-Director of the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) in Deakin’s Institute for Health Transformation. As Co-Director of QPS, Prof Hutchinson provides strategic direction for the Centre, comprising over 100 researchers and students undertaking research in patient safety, patient experience and workforce development. Prof Hutchinson is internationally recognised for her work in implementation science and her innovative use of technology to improve patient outcomes.

Please join us to celebrate an afternoon of Nursing Research at Alfred Health, with presentations from Alfred nurses and research prizes to be awarded.

Panel discussion

Panel Discussion: A collective impact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 
This will be an open discussion with Alfred Research Alliance researchers, and an aboriginal elder, to discuss:

  • The scepticism of research within the indigenous community
  • The challenges we face but what we can do in research and clinical care
  • How we create a culturally safe environment
  • How we can attract indigenous researchers to want to work at this precinct.

This will be facilitated by Jack Latimore, Indigenous Affairs Reporter, The Age.
The panel includes:

  • Professor Anthony Russell, Director Endocrinology and Diabetes, Alfred Health
  • Dr Jessica O’Brien, Cardiologist and PhD student, Monash University/Alfred Health
  • Associate Professor Neale Cohen FRACP,  Head Clinical Diabetes, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • N’arweet Dr. Carolyn Briggs AM, Boonwurrung elder
Alfred Health Week Panel members