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The HSRAANZ’s awards and prizes program recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services research and health policy in Australia and New Zealand.

To discuss sponsorship of any of the following awards please contact Sarah Green on 02 9514 4723/email sarah.green@chere.uts.edu.au

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  • HSRAANZ Professional Award

  • HSRAANZ Professional Award

    Award has been presented biennially since 2011 and recognises an individual who has made an outstanding, life-time contribution to the development of health services research in Australia or New Zealand. The Award recognises the conduct of high quality health services research, translation into policy and practice, and activities to support other researchers, such as mentoring and contributing to the development of a supportive research environment.

    Previous Winners

    2015 Winner - Professor Kathy Eagar, Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), University of Wollongong.

    Read the Croakey interview with Kathy

    2013 Winner - Prof Jacqueline Cumming University of Victoria, Wellington

    2011 Winner - Prof Jane Hall, University of Technology Sydney

    Read our 2011 interview with Prof Jane Hall

    This Award will be run for the last time in 2015 and will be presented at the 9th Health Services and Policy Research Conference dinner in Melbourne on 8 December. From 2016 it will be replaced by the Distinguished Investigators Awards (see details below).

    Keep an eye on the HSRAANZ Bulletins and News Page for more information.

    The Purpose of the HSRAANZ Professional Award is to:

    Identify and acknowledge individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of health services research in Australia or New Zealand

    Profile the work of the individual

    Inspire others to follow the example

    Criteria for Selection—The award is be offered to an individual who has:

    Initiated a strong research agenda

    Made an ongoing contribution to the profession of health services research over many years

    Mentored other researchers

    Contributed to a supportive research environment.

  • Distinguished Investigator Awards

    These awards will replace the HSRAANZ Professional Award from 2016. These awards recognise investigators who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services research and health policy in Australia and New Zealand through scholarship and teaching, advancement of science and methods, and leadership. Awards will be given in up to three categories:

    Life time achievement

    This category will recognise a lifetime of achievement in the fields of health services research and health policy in Australia or New Zealand. The Association is keen to recognise services to the field with respect to research, translation, training, and teaching.

    Mid-Career

    This category will recognise mid-career researchers who over a shorter career span have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of health services and health policy research through scholarship and teaching, advancement of science and methods, translation and leadership.

    New Investigator

    This category will recognise significant contributions of early career researchers.

    Submission requirements for all three categories of award:Nomination is by a third party and should include:

    • Application form
    • Letter of support
    • Curriculum vitae

    Criteria

    Candidates must be individual HSRAANZ Members, or nominated by an individual or corporate member.

    Judging Criteria

    • Initiated a strong research agenda (relative to level of award)
    • Made an ongoing contribution to the profession of health services and health policy research (over life-time/mid-career/early career (taking account of career interruptions)
    • Mentored and collaborated with other researchers
    • Contributed to a supportive research environment

    Assessment: By a panel of experts and peers appointed by the HSRAANZ Executive.

  • Health Services and Policy Research Paper of the Year

    This award recognises the best scientific published work in the field health services and policy research.

    Submission can be a single study or a collection of studies, qualitative or quantitative, or a synthesis of existing data

    Submission requirements:·

    • Application form.
    • Copy of Article/s published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal within a defined period.

    Criteria

    Candidates must be individual HSRAANZ Members, or nominated by an individual or corporate member.

    Papers may have multiple authors, but the applicant must be the first author and must declare their contribution to the paper.

    Judging Criteria

    Submissions will be judged on the authors demonstrated ability to:

    • Write clearly and concisely.
    • Present ideas and arguments logically
    • Use appropriate, sound methods; and
    • Show how their results are relevant to policy and/or practice.

    (Maximum marks 20, each criterion of equal weight).

     

    Assessment: By a panel of experts and peers selected by the HSRAANZ Executive.

     

  • Health Services and Policy Research Impact Award

    This award recognises research that has had a significant impact on health and health care over the previous 12 months. The award is intended to identify and promote examples of outstanding research that have been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice.

    The award is open to an individual, group or institution.

  • Best PhD Student Prize

    This award recognised the best Australian and best New Zealand PhD Student.

    Criteria

    Applicants must be individual HSRAANZ Members, or nominated by an individual or corporate member.

    Applicants must be enrolled as a PhD student at end July of the year of he award .

    Applicants must submit a short paper (no more than 5000 words) related to their PhD. The paper may be already published, accepted for publication or in preparation.

    Papers may have multiple authors, but the applicant must be the first author and must declare their contribution to the paper.

    The papers will be judged by an expert panel, selected by the HSRAANZ Executive Committee.

    The papers will be judged using the following criteria. (Maximum marks 20, each criterion of equal weight). Applicants will be judged on their demonstrated ability to:
     write clearly and concisely.
     present ideas and arguments logically
     use appropriate, sound methods; and
     show how their results are relevant to policy and/or practice.

    Application Process

    Completed application form.

  • Awards and Prizes at the Health Services and Policy Research Conference

    Early Career Researchers 3 Minute Presentation Competition.

    Early Career Researchers have the opportunity at the HSRAANZ Biennial Conference to present a snapshot of their research in the 3 minute presentation competition.

    Submission requirements/Assessment
    Entrants must provide a 200 word unstructured abstract. Entries will be assessed initially on the basis of abstracts, with finalists selected to present in a dedicated session at the conference.
    For further details go to the conference website.
    Best Abstract

    The Best (highest ranked) abstract overall.
    The Best (highest ranked) abstract by an ECR

    Submission Requirements/Assessment:
    The Conference Abstract reviewers will rank abstracts and identify the top 6-10 in each category. The top abstracts will then be further reviewed by a small panel on experts.

    Best Poster
    The Best (highest ranked overall)
    The Best (highest ranked) Undergraduate or PhD Student

    Submission Requirements/Assessment
    Awards will be based on the scores of a panel of experts and peers. Posters will be assessed during the conference.

  • Past Awards and Prizes

    Best PhD Student Prize

    This prize wasawarded biennially, at HSRAANZ Annual General Meeting. It has been eplaced with the new Research Paper of the Year Award

    Previous Winners2012
    Katherine Elkin
    Paul Harris
    The ERGO Best Poster and Oral Presentation Prizes

    Theseawrdspreviously made at the Health Services and Policy Research Conference have been replaced by the Early Career Researchers 3 Minute Presentation Competitionandthe Best Abstract and Poster Prizes.

    2013 Prize Winners
    2011 Prize Winners
    2009 Prize Winners