Congratulations to Burnet Associate and former staff member, Associate Professor Julian Elliott, awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research 2017.
The medal is awarded annually to the top-ranked Career Development Fellowship (CDF) applicant through the National Health and Medical Research Council.
The medal for best application comes with an additional $50,000 research grant to be used by Associate Professor Elliott on top of his CDF funding.
Associate Professor Elliott is based in Cochrane Australia in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Department of Infectious Diseases at Monash University’s Central Clinical School.
His work focuses on building novel systems for translating research into practical healthcare solutions that positively affect patient health and quality of life.
One such example is Cochrane Crowd, a citizen science platform with over 5,000 members.
This platform has demonstrated that given appropriate training, members of the public can accurately identify scientific research papers that can be incorporated into systematic reviews.
Such reviews often inform critical government funding and approval decisions so the faster they are produced and updated, the better.