The Sax Institute’s Research Action Awards recognise individuals whose research has made a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery. Up to three Awards are granted each year, and each winner receives a certificate and a prize of $5,000.
Applications are open to early career researchers who work for one of the Sax Institute’s Ordinary Member organisations and have up to 15 years’ postdoctoral or equivalent experience. Applications must describe research that has had an impact on health policy, programs or service delivery, and demonstrate evidence of the impact.
Applications for the 2018 Awards closed on Monday 10 September 2018. Applications were reviewed by an independent assessment committee comprised of international and national experts in public health/health services research, policy and knowledge exchange. Professor Nicholas Mays, Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Policy Innovation Research Unit chaired the 2018 assessment committee.
Research Action Awards 2018 winners
Winners of the Research Action Awards 2018 were announced at the Awards ceremony event in Sydney on Wednesday 28 November 2018. The winners were presented their Awards on behalf of the Sax Institute by the CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Professor Anne Kelso AO. Ms Elizabeth Koff, Secretary of NSW Health, was the other keynote speaker at the event, which was attended by about 150 senior policy makers, research leaders, academics and others.
Winners of the Research Action Awards 2018 are: