The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery

A catalyst for healthcare innovation

At the ACMD we are driven by a vision – to maximise every individual’s ability to live their healthiest life and develop a more equitable and cost-effective health system. 

Responding to the increasing pressure on our healthcare system, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and seven leading institutions across research and education partners have come together to found the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD). 

Australia’s Healthcare System is struggling to meet the increasingly complex healthcare demands of our diverse population  

  • Expanding city and regional healthcare divide 
  • The rise of chronic diseases 
  • Unaffordable healthcare leads to inequity<<

The ACMD will transform the way healthcare is delivered and accessed in Australia, to make our healthcare system fairer, more sustainable, and more affordable.  

We will push the boundaries on how we identify, prevent and treat trauma and disease, by bringing together multidisciplinary experts, including clinicians, entrepreneurs, academics from a broad range of disciplines (Engineering, IT, Social Sciences, Economics, Business and Economics) with seasoned entrepreneurs and regulatory experts. 

The Centre – Victoria's beating heart of Medical Discovery 

The new Centre on St Vincent’s Fitzroy Campus, located right opposite the Royal Exhibition Building, offers the ideal environment for cross-sector collaboration and cutting-edge healthcare innovation. 

Partners of the ACMD and international and industry collaborators will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, cutting-edge research and clinical equipment, and attractive education facilities. 

Our co-location with St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne expands our opportunities for clinician-led research and enables faster translation from bench to bedside.

Our partners

Get in touch

To find out more about this exciting oppportunity and how you can be involved please contact:

Melina Talanis 
ACMD Capital Campaign Director 

0426 110 533

Or your can simply complete the form.

Head to ACMD website for more information and project updates


St Vincent's Foundation
Ground floor
Rear, 55 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065