2 June 2022.

Are you an early to mid-career researcher whose work has had a significant impact on health policy or services? If so, you could be eligible to apply for one of the Sax Institute’s Research Action Awards 2022. 

These Awards honour research that has made a real-world difference to people’s health and wellbeing, with the aim of showcasing the work and bringing it to a wider audience. Up to two Awards are granted, with each winner receiving a prize of $5000 and a certificate.

Applications are reviewed by an independent assessment committee of national and international experts in public health research, chaired this year by Professor John Lavis, founder and Director of the McMaster Health Forum at McMaster University, Canada, and also Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Informed Policy.

Award winners will be honoured at a special event in Sydney on 23 November 2022, attended by senior health policy makers and research leaders from across the country.

Applications are due by Monday, 22 August 2022; they are open to all early to mid-career researchers associated with one of the Sax Institute’s member organisations. Membership is free of charge and all relevant organisations are invited to apply.

At last year’s Research Action Awards, we celebrated the work of two outstanding researchers: 

  • Dr Benjamin Bavinton of the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, for world-leading research that for the first time proved HIV drug treatment effectively prevents sexual transmission of the disease between men
  • Dr Claire Blewitt of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, for a ground-breaking intervention to address social and emotional difficulties in early childhood.

Watch Dr Bavinton talk about his work on HIV prevention here:

Watch Dr Blewitt talk about her work in early learning here:

If you feel your work could be eligible for one of our Research Action Awards, click here for more information or contact us at communications@saxinstitute.org.au.