professor adam jaffe

Q: What is your role in the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct (RHIP) team?
A: I wear various hats but for RHIP, I co-chair the Precinct’s Translational Research Working Group – and for UNSW, Sydney, I head the Randwick Clinical Campus. While these two roles are quite distinct, there is considerable overlap which I hope will be beneficial in evolving the Precinct.

Q: What attracted you to this type of work?
A:I am a clinician researcher and am very passionate about embedding research and education in health care delivery. These Precinct roles bring various challenges but the reasons for me putting my hand up were the potential opportunities they afforded in helping to shape the future.
There are so many examples of world-leading researchers who often work in silos and are unaware of what expertise lies on their own doorstep. The RHIP partnership helps unlock these collaborative opportunities.

Q: What excites you most about the Precinct?
A: The presence of four major hospitals and five medical research institutes co-located next to a world-leading university is unique in Australia and brings unique opportunities.
If we get this right, we will create a lasting legacy for future students, health professionals and the communities we serve.
Our Translational Research Strategy’s (2021-24) vision is: “To reach beyond the physical borders of the Precinct and co-design health service, research and education in a collaborative way that adds strength to our recognised entities and enables delivery of best value and innovative healthcare,” which beautifully encapsulates the opportunity that RHIP presents.

Q: What do the next six months look like for you?
A: A lot of meetings (hopefully a lot more face-to-face)!

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