Health and medical research plays a vital role in delivering better treatments and interventions, improving health services delivery and clinical and population health outcomes.
The Office of Health and Medical Research works with NSW Research Hubs and a state-wide Hub Council, health and medical research communities, the higher education sector and business to promote growth and innovation in research to achieve better health, environmental and economic outcomes for the people of NSW.
As part of a ten-year strategic plan to build research capability in NSW, current projects include:
- improving state-wide capacity to deliver world class health and medical research through the provision of funding for research infrastructure
- supporting investment in the development and commercialisation of medical devices and related technologies
- fostering the generation of high quality research and evaluation by funding and administering grants programs and reforming research ethics and governance pre-approvals
- strengthening the research workforce through training programs for early-mid career researchers.
These priorities were highlighted in the NSW Government response to the NSW Health and Medical Research Strategic Review.