Sax Institute welcomes Dr Martin McNamara as incoming CEO

The Board of the Sax Institute is delighted to announce today the appointment of Dr Martin McNamara as the organisation’s next CEO. Dr McNamara is an experienced health executive who has led the Institute’s Research Assets Division for six years and served as Deputy CEO since 2018. His appointment follows the decision by current CEO … Read more

Sax Forum: Working collaboratively in Aboriginal health research

Closeup of Aboriginal flag in Port Douglas, Australia. stock photo

The Sax Forum is an important initiative that allows the Sax Institute to share knowledge among its Members and understand how we can make research more effective. On June 29, we held the second of two workshops on Aboriginal health research. Nearly 100 people from the Institute’s member organisations, Aboriginal-controlled health services and NSW Health met online to … Read more

Future-proofing our health care with health services research

Health services research has a long history of delivering findings that make an important contribution to shaping policies, programs and services. Australia is currently facing extraordinary challenges in providing health and aged care services with the pressures of COVID-19, the rising cost of medicines and treatments, and the growing needs of an ageing population. At … Read more

The Sax Institute welcomes new members across Australia

The Sax Institute has welcomed six new Members from around the country as the Institute’s national profile continues to rise. The new Members are: the Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra; the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney; the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney; the Melbourne Sexual Health … Read more

Sax Forum: Knowledge Mobilisation Symposia

Building blocks representing knowledge mobilisation

The Sax Forum is a valuable initiative that allows the Sax Institute to share knowledge among its Members and help understand what we can do better together. On 22 June, the second in a series of Knowledge Mobilisation Symposia was held, organised by the Sax Institute with the NSW Ministry of Health. The series investigates how to … Read more

Working collaboratively in Aboriginal health research

Closeup of Aboriginal flag in Port Douglas, Australia. stock photo

The second of two workshops on Aboriginal health research was held on 29 June 2022. The first workshop, held on 2 March 2022, focused on study design and working with Aboriginal communities. A recording of that session can be viewed here. The second workshop on 29 June addressed strengths-based approaches to research; cultural safety; ethical research; … Read more

The 2022 Research Action Awards: applications now open!

Sax Institute CEO, Sally Redman,and former NSW Health Secretary, Elizabeth Koff pictured at the 2019 Research Action Awards

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 … Read more