To promote health and medical research and its translation to enable a healthier community in Australia and the World.


  • Recognise high achievement in research in medical sciences, and in development of evidence-based, sustainable health and medical practice and policy.

  • Promote and facilitate the development of academic medicine and efficient evidence-based clinical practice to ensure the best possible health outcomes for all Australians.

  • Provide expert independent scientific assessment of issues relevant to the health of Australians.

  • Promote Australian health and medical sciences with other Academies, nationally and internationally.

  • Be a source of independent expert advice to all Australian governments and other funding sources on research priorities in health.

  • Engage with the community, to promote and build confidence in evidence-based medical and health policies and practices, and to address issues of public concern.

  • Develop partnerships between stakeholders to promote and share knowledge in health and medical science.

  • Provide advice on education of health and medical scientists at all professional levels.

  • Provide mentorship and support for aspiring academic clinicians and clinically focused researchers. Encourage and assist in developing professional linkages as part of the initial and continuing education and training of health and medical professionals. Encourage the generation, development and translation of new knowledge in the health and medical sciences.

  • Provide an environment for debate and dissemination of knowledge in the field of medical sciences and research. Provide a forum for bringing together leaders from different domains of health and medical sciences and related fields, to meet the objectives of the Academy and to develop partnerships across disciplines.

  • Assist the Australian government and other agencies to promote improvements in health inĀ Asia Pacific region by applying health and medical science in the regional context.