2022 - Year in Review

High-profile clinician recruited to key research position

The appointment of Professor Bruce Robinson AC to the newly created role of NSLHD Chair of Research is an

Bruce is responsible for providing leadership and strategic advice, while also driving the implementation of the NSLHD Research Strategy and other major research projects across NSLHD hospitals and services. Former chief executive Deb Willcox welcomed the appointment saying Bruce would be charged with delivering innovation across NSLHD as well as the broader research community.

“There are few people with Bruce’s credentials. He has had a clinical, research, academic and executive career spanning more than three decades and is highly respected across the national and international community,” she said. “As a leading endocrinologist at RNSH, Bruce has influenced clinical care practices, led large-scale research projects, and informed national health programs. “He has held a large number of senior positions across health, academia and business, and his extraordinary contribution has been recognised with a host of awards, including a prestigious Companion of the Order of Australia.” Bruce said he was was looking forward to building on the existing research strengths across the campus. “Initially, I’ll be consulting with a large number of our research community to confirm our areas of expertise and identify a unifying theme for the district,” he said. “This will be an important step towards cementing our place as a district of research excellence, where evidenced-based projects inform and improve the delivery of our care. “As we work to raise our profile, I would like to see greater community involvement and engagement in our research so that our projects reflect the needs of the broader community.”

important step towards strengthening research expertise across the district.

Professor Bruce Robinson AC

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