Vision and Mission of the Graeme Clark Institute

Our vision and mission

To shape the future of healthcare with biomedical engineering solutions that deliver health, societal and economic benefits to Australia and the world.

We will:

  • Build biomedical engineering excellence through strategic alliances and partnerships in research, education and innovation that addresses clinical unmet needs
  • Build a sustainable culture of inter-disciplinary collaboration, leadership, innovation and excellence in research and education for the University of Melbourne and cement the University’s reputation as a global leader in biomedical engineering

Our aims

We bring together expertise and capabilities from medicine, engineering and science, including the life sciences, computer sciences and mathematics. Our focus is:

  • Biomedical engineering research and its translation into practice for improved health outcomes
  • The translation of learnings from fundamental science and human body systems into engineered systems

We aim to:

  • Enhance research–industry engagement that will accelerate translation of research into the clinic and the community
  • Build leadership with the experience and capabilities to foster the next generation of biomedical engineers
  • Establish an innovation model that builds partnerships with hospitals, medical research institutes, industry and venture capital markets for biomedical technology development and commercialisation
  • Establish technology-driven education and training opportunities for healthcare professionals

Our structure

Graeme Clark Institute is a virtual institute led by the Institute Director, who reports to the Custodial Dean, the Dean of the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering.

The Director is overseen by the Governance Committee. It comprises:

  • Dean of Melbourne School of Engineering (Chair)
  • Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences
  • Dean of Faculty of Science
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Advisory committee

Our Advisory Committee leads the direction of the institute and its programs. The Advisory Committee acts independently. It comprises:

  • Dean of Melbourne School of Engineering
  • Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences
  • Dean of Faculty of Science
  • Representatives from the clinical and medical research communities
  • Representatives from the medtech or pharmaceutical industry

International advisory committee

Our leadership is also complemented by the International Advisory Committee, composed of a national and international team with experience in biomedical engineering from research, education and industry perspectives. The International Advisory Committee provides advice on the strategic direction of the institute and its programs; program evaluation and risks; research, education and industry trends and partnerships; and commercialisation opportunities.