BIRCH - Ballarat Innovation and Research Collaboration for Health
This multi-faceted research centre will bring together the research facilities of Ballarat’s two hospitals and six universities into an innovative health care research hub located in the Ballarat Health, Knowledge and City Living Precinct. It will also have capacity to service the broader Grampians region through tele-education.
BIRCH will support Ballarat’s medical students to undertake mandatory research locally, creating career research pathways not currently available. It will also significantly enhance Ballarat’s ability to attract research income and researchers, leading to collaborative research grant submissions and strong philanthropic and community engagement.