Strategic direction

Making a positive impact

We believe that everyone has a stake in health and medical research. Our scientific research and translation of discoveries into knowledge and treatments changes people’s lives through improved physical and mental health and wellbeing.

The Florey has an opportunity to re-imagine the way government, medical research organisations and industry partners collaborate, solve problems and innovate together to create real and lasting value for current and future generations.

We are committed to being a leader in our ecosystem and improving the world in which we live, work and play.

Our strategic framework

The three pillars of our strategic framework reflect our purpose, place and priorities.

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    The Florey is an innovator in brain research

    We enable ingenuity and visionary thinking to reveal the inner workings of the brain
    Our work helps to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families. It increases their ability to live full and happy lives where they are empowered to participate in society and the economy. We believe that true innovation brings together information, expertise and methods to create something new

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    The Florey is a hub for enriching partnerships

    We unite people, ideas and organisations to solve complex problems that transform society
    It takes many minds working together to produce cutting-edge research, discoveries and innovations. We recognise that we are stronger together and need to maximise our impact through innovative partnerships and collaborations to drive shared outcomes.

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    The Florey is a place for empowering people

    We are an inspiring, public-good organisation with a deep commitment to equality, diversity, respect and integrity
    Our staff and students are the bedrock of our research and success and have a strong commitment to excellence and integrity. We want everyone at the Florey to feel inspired by and connected to our collective vision and mission. Our future focus starts with an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion and a desire to provide a place of tremendous opportunity for everyone.

‘Our collective strengths and effective partnerships enable us to bring together the very best expertise at hand. With our scientists and talented and committed staff members, we have created an environment where our research thrives and together we are building an impact from fundamental discoveries to improving patient outcomes.’

Professor Trevor Kilpatrick
Director, The Florey

Florey annual reports and publications

Our Reports and publications page features current and past annual reports, as well as highlights of our scientific discoveries and clinical interventions across the brain and mental health conditions that we study at The Florey.

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