Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Scientists working in Associate Professor Joan Heath's laboratory

Success builds sucessOur strategic plan builds on our existing strengths in basic, translational and clinical research to define our strategic goals over the next five years.

We aim to create a virtuous cycle whereby success builds further success.

Our goals

  • To make discoveries that shape contemporary scientific thinking, increase understanding and improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers, immune disorders and infectious diseases.
  • To educate and train world class scientists and to attract, develop and retain the best and brightest workforce.
  • To provide a vibrant and inspiring organisational culture that encourages, promotes and rewards excellence, collaboration, innovation, creativity and respect.
  • To engage with our stakeholders to improve outcomes, build support and secure resources for medical research.
  • To build infrastructure, professional services and funding that sustains our research and maximises the time our scientists can spend making discoveries.

Our priorities

We will achieve our goals by:

  • Doing great science, with a focus on our core strengths: research into cancers, immune disorders and infectious diseases; strengthening our interdisciplinary research and expanding our population health and bioinformatics capability.
  • Attracting and developing exceptional people, with a particular emphasis on growing our own scientific talent.
  • Securing the support we need, from government, philanthropists, scientific and commercial partners and the community.
  • Maintaining a sustainable organisation. Achieving outstanding scientific results requires a sustainable funding base and efficient and effective enablers. We will provide our scientists with high quality professional services support that is as seamless as possible and enables a creative, productive environment.
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For more than 100 years we have made major contributions to global health challenges.

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