IHMRI Setting a New Benchmark for Regional Health Research in Solving Local Health Problems [Interview][Transcript]

Guest: Professor Alan Pettigrew
Presenter: Wayne Bucklar
Guest Bio: Professor Alan Pettigrew, BSC PHD FAICD is one of Australia’s most respected research and innovation advisors. He is an adviser to the Chief Scientist of Australia, an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University and a Professorial Fellow of the L.H. Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne. He is Chair of the Advisory Committee of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infection at the Queensland University of Technology. He is also Chair of the Board of the Population Data Linkage Project in Western Australia. He was appointed Chair of the IHMRI Board in March 2014 and has played an integral role in growing what is, in effect, a relatively young institute.

Segment overview: For our Health Academy Series today, Professor Alan Pettigrew is here to talk about recent developments and updates at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI). It is an independent health and medical research institute based on the University of Wollongong campus in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region of New South Wales. It is emerging as an exemplar in regional health and medical research, and a blueprint for how academics, practitioners, research students, industry partners and members of the community can come together through medical research institutes to solve local health problems.