27 October 2022
Health Translation Queensland (HTQ) welcomes Griffith University, a leading research-intensive Australian university with a growing international reputation, as the newest Partner in its collaborative health network.
Acting HTQ Executive Director Helen Weir said Griffith’s strong background in health and medical research and its strategic approach to translation aligned well with HTQ’s Partner organisations.
“Griffith shares the same collaborative vision and mission to link health and medical research to improved health and wellbeing outcomes for patients and communities,” Ms Weir said.
“We welcome Griffith University Professor Analise O’Donovan to the HTQ Board and look forward to the meaningful contribution Griffith will make given its strengths in translational health research.”
Griffith is home to several health institutes, including the Menzies Health Institute, the Institute for Glycomics, the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, and the Centre for Applied Health Economics, which delivers economic and health benefits research that impacts policy and practice globally.
The university has invested in infrastructure and services to support research translation, such as the Clinical Trial Unit and NatureBank. Griffith is also a partner in the Gold Coast Knowledge Health Precinct.
Professor O’Donovan said Griffith appreciated the value of collaboration, scientific exchange and knowledge sharing and was always looking to expand on these opportunities.
“The Griffith Research and Innovation Plan (2021–2025) and the Griffith Health Group Research Strategy outline our research priorities, which include translation and impact,” Professor O’Donovan said.
“Griffith is co-located alongside one of Queensland’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities – the Gold Coast University Hospital – so we understand the enormous value of making research translation easier.
“Joining HTQ will open new collaboration opportunities in research and consumer and community engagement that ultimately will bolster research-infused healthcare.
“We look forward to sharing our experience of translational health research and learning from the experiences of others across Queensland.”
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