The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) combines the strengths of the four Australian Learned Academies: Australian Academy of Science, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Australian Academy of the Humanities and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

By providing a forum that brings together great minds, broad perspectives and knowledge, ACOLA is the nexus for true interdisciplinary cooperation to develop integrated problem solving and cutting edge thinking on key issues for the benefit of Australia.

ACOLA receives Australian Government funding from the Australian Research Council and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.


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New approach to drive uptake of assistive health technologies - finds new ACOLA report

30 September 2014

ACOLA today launches a new report, Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living,  which finds that Australia needs to take action to drive the uptake of assistive healthcare technologies to allow people to stay at home longer and live more independently.

The report makes key findings across five areas and outlines the need to establish a national multidisciplinary network to connect research with service delivery and grow innovation.  

Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living and the accompanying evaluation report mark the final phase the a multi year project Making Interdisciplinary Research Work.

Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living - Report Launch and Panel Discussion

09 September 2014

Still time to register - come and participate in a panel discussion with Mr Simon McKeon AO on using new technologies to help us live independently for longer.

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) are pleased to invite you to the launch of a new interdisciplinary report - Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living.

The launch, on 30 September 2014, will feature an interactive discussion with leading experts around the establishment of an Australian user-centred network for health technologies. Please join report authors and special guest speakers including:

Mr Simon McKeon AO, CSIRO Board Chairman and Chair, Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research

Professor Robert Shepherd, Director, Bionics Institute

Dr Erol Harvey FTSE, Co-Chair Expert Working Group, Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living

For more information and to RSVP please register: 

Eventbrite - Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living - Report Launch and Panel Discussion

Position Available - Research Assistant (fixed-term, part-time, contractor), Canberra based.

08 September 2014

Securing Australia's Future project five: New technologies and their role in our security, cultural, democratic, social and economic systems is recruiting a fixed-term contract research assistant to help with development of the the final report. Read more and find out how to apply here.

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