• June 6, 2024

Luminesce Alliance researchers feature in Research Australia’s latest report

Luminesce Alliance paediatric precision medicine clinician researchers, Professor Sue Woolfenden and Dr. Alan Ma, feature in Research Australia’s latest report, Clinician Researchers: Research Activating the Health System. The report highlights the breadth and variety of the clinician researcher role, by profiling more than 30 clinician researchers from across Australia at different stages of their careers.

Professor Russell Gruen, Dean of the College of Health and Medicine at Australian National University and a Research Australia Director said, ‘Clinician researchers bring both science and service to healthcare and translate the findings to benefit patients. They are motivated by truth and inspire the same in others.

‘Such careers should be valuable and rewarding. Yet those that choose this path often face many challenges.’

We encourage you to read the report to discover the invaluable role played by clinician researchers and hear their feedback on their challenges, barriers, and critical areas for change, to ensure they can continue to serve our community.

To find out more about the report visit Research Australia.

Professor Sue Woolfenden is Professor of Community Paediatrics at the University of Sydney and Director of Community Paediatrics within the Clinical Services Integration and Population Health Directorate at Sydney Local Health District. Prof. Woolfenden is integral to the development of Luminesce Alliance Psychosocial Platform and associated research.

Dr Alan Ma is a Clinical Geneticist at Sydney Children’s Health Network, Research Translation Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Dr Ma’s Luminesce Alliance funded research has contributed to improve the patient journey for children with rare genetic diseases.