The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) produces Impact Case Studies to demonstrate its contribution to raising the standard of individual and public health throughout Australia.

Each case study is developed in partnership with one or more Australian research organisations and other bodies.

These case studies demonstrate that outcomes and impact can take many years, and the combined work of many people and organisations, to generate. Through documenting research translation journeys they show that the creation of knowledge is vital, but also that there are many other activities necessary to generate impact.

See also Guidelines for producing NHMRC case studies.

NHMRC Impact Case Studies
Title Partner Date published PDF
Safer birthing for First Nations families Professor Sue Kildea and colleagues 1 July 2022 Safer birthing for First Nations families (PDF 420 KB)
Improving insulin delivery Garvan Institute of Medical Research 1 July 2022 Improving insulin delivery (PDF 425 KB)
The cochlear implant restores hearing The University of Melbourne 4 May 2022 The cochlear implant restores hearing (PDF 1.0 MB)
Improving Fertility Monash University 11 April 2022 Improving Fertility (PDF 460 KB)
MoodGYM Australian National University 8 April 2022 MoodGYM (PDF 470 KB)
A safer infant sleeping position Menzies Institute for Medical Research 17 March 2022 A safer infant sleeping position (PDF 570 KB)
Saving blood, saving lives National Blood Authority, Australia 24 December 2021 Saving blood, saving lives (PDF 2.0 MB)
A revolution in protein sequencing St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research 17 December 2021 A revolution in protein sequencing (PDF 550 KB)
Personalised Immunology Centre for Personalised Immunology, John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University 24 September 2021 Personalised immunology (PDF 140 KB)
Reducing speed, improving safety The University of Adelaide 20 August 2021 Reducing speed, improving safety (PDF 420 KB)
Helping GPs care for our mental health Monash University 30 July 2021 Helping GPs care for our mental health (PDF 370 KB)
Indigenous children's oral health The Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at The University of Adelaide 16 July 2021 Indigenous children's oral health (PDF 250 KB)
Medical ultrasound The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) 9 July 2021 Medical ultrasound (PDF 280 KB)
Health and national food standards Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Australian Government Department of Health, Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation 17 May 2021 Health and national food standards (PDF 720 KB)
Rubella and pregnancy Dr Kathleen Hayes, Professor Margaret Burgess and Professor Ian Gust 13 May 2021 Rubella and pregnancy (PDF 300 KB)
Influenza pandemics and their control The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, CSIRO, The Australian National University 27 April 2021 Influenza pandemics and their control (PDF 430 KB)
Folate and healthy babies The Telethon Kids Institute and University of Western Australia 8 January 2021 Folate and healthy babies (PDF 340 KB)
Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North Menzies School of Health Research 6 January 2021 Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North (PDF 340 KB)
Australian antivenom saving lives Australian Venom Research Unit 20 November 2020 Australian antivenom saving lives (PDF 180 KB)
Autism Assessment and Diagnosis Guideline Autism CRC 16 October 2020 Autism Assessment and Diagnosis Guideline (PDF 120 KB)
Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asian region Menzies School of Health Research 26 August 2020 Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asian region (PDF 145 KB)
Mothers' and their Children's Health (MatCH) The University of Queensland 26 June 2020 Mothers' and their Children's Health (MatCH) (PDF 320 KB)
Women's Reproductive Health (InterLACE) The University of Queensland 26 June 2020 Women's Reproductive Health (InterLACE) (PDF 160 KB)
History of tuberculosis control in Australia Menzies School of Health Research 7 April 2020 History of tuberculosis control in Australia (PDF 130 KB)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder The Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Sydney 25 February 2020 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (PDF 120 KB)
Severe Asthma: Mepolizumab Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) 28 November 2019 Severe Asthma: Mepolizumab (PDF 80 KB)
Neurodegenerative disease and metals The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health 27 November 2019 Neurodegenerative disease and metals (PDF 80 KB)
SMARThealth The George Institute for Global Health 18 July 2019 SMARThealth (PDF )
Pharmaxis Pharmaxis Ltd 8 April 2019 Pharmaxis (PDF 160 KB)
The TRIUMPH study The George Institute for Global Health 28 March 2019 The TRIUMPH study (PDF 220 KB)
Aridol and Bronchitol The University of Sydney 16 December 2018 Aridol and Bronchitol (PDF 150 KB)
Picato gel QIMR Berghofer 16 December 2018 Picato gel (PDF 100 KB)

If you have any comments or suggestions, would like to be kept informed when new case studies are published, or would like to discuss partnering with NHMRC to document your organisation's work as an NHMRC case study, then please let us know.

You can contact the Impact Case Studies team at research.policy@nhmrc.gov.au.

Disclaimers:

  1. These Impact Case Studies are not intended to be used as a template to guide the development of case studies for inclusion within NHMRC grant applications. Please follow the instructions within the relevant Grant Guidelines when applying for an NHMRC grant.
  2. NHMRC does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions expressed within NHMRC case studies are not necessarily those of the Australian Government. The case studies are not to be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

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