As one of Australia's leading independent medical research institutes, the Baker Institute is committed to playing a significant leadership role in health and medical research.
One way that we do that is by being an active member of peak health and scientific leadership organisations. The Institute is proud to be a member of the following groups:
Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)
The Institute is a member of AAMRI and works closely with the association to advocate on issues related to medical research in Australia.
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Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA)
The Institute is a founding member of this Alliance, Australia’s peak leadership body for the advancement of research into heart, stroke and vascular disease that is lobbying as a united voice to advocate for critical attention in this space. Dr Anna Calkin is a member of the Emerging Leaders Committee.
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Science and Technology Australia (STA)
The Institute is a member of this peak body in science and technology, which represents about 70,000 Australian scientists and technologists working across all scientific disciplines. Professor Rebecca Ritchie is a representative for Medical and Cognitive Sciences.
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Another form of advocacy is through campaigns and submissions, as outlined below:
Change of Heart — time to end cardiovascular complacency
Failure to continue steps to control the causes of CVD could see a resurgence of Australia's number one killer.More info
Out of Sight: a report into diabetic eye disease in Australia
A collaborative report aimed at improving understanding of diabetes' complications in Australia.More info
diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia
A report written in partnership with Diabetes Australia and JDRFMore info