The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health and Aged Care
31 March 2022
Dr Katherine Woodthorpe will lead a Strategic Advisory Committee to develop the nation’s strategy for health and medical research for the next two decades – the Vision 2040 Strategy.
Supported by a Strategic Advisory Committee, Dr Woodthorpe will set research directions for policy and funding bodies across governments, and the not-for-profit and private sectors.
The Vision 2040 Strategy will provide a holistic perspective that will integrate health and medical research – from theoretical to applied – at a national level to deliver a common vision for the next two decades.
Dr Woodthorpe has held a broad range of management and board positions in Australia and overseas. She has a deep understanding of technology-oriented industries including medical devices, with a strong background in commercialisation of research.
Working in collaboration with the Department of Health., Dr Woodthorpe and the Strategic Advisory Committee will consult widely with stakeholders, review the sector, and provide recommendations in setting out a long-term vision for health and medical research.
The Strategic Advisory Committee has a breadth of experience and expertise from across the fields of medical research, Indigenous health, entrepreneurship and innovation, the consumer sector, and the economy.
The Strategic Advisory Committee members are:
- Dr Katherine Woodthorpe (Chair)
- Dr Janine Mohamed
- Professor Carol Hodgson
- Ms Jan Donovan
- Professor Vlado Perkovic
- Professor Robyn Ward
- Professor Danny Liew
- Ms Nadia Levin