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Announcement: Director, ANZAC Research Institute

It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Victoria Cogger as Director, ANZAC Research Institute.

Victoria Cogger, Director, ANZAC Research Institute
Image: Professor Victoria Cogger, Director, ANZAC Research Institute

Professor Cogger has an international reputation for her scientific work on the ageing liver and targeted drug delivery with a background in physiology, pharmacology and histology, and has received continuous funding since receiving her PhD in 2003. Her competitive research grant income of $11.75 million since 2003 attests to her ability to establish and sustain productive national and international research partnerships that receive support from a range of grant sources. Her research outputs include over 125 research publications and three patent applications.

Professor Cogger will step into this position from her role as the Faculty of Medicine and Health’s Associate Dean, Research Education (ADRE), which she has held since July 2018. Under Professor Cogger’s leadership, Research Education in the Faculty has grown into a cohesive and transformative unit that contributes to the faculty’s upward research trajectory. This role gave her an extensive understanding of the broad medicine and health research landscape and the training needs of our next generation of researchers. During her tenure as ADRE, Professor Cogger continued to lead a successful research team at the ANZAC Institute.

Throughout her time as ADRE, Professor Cogger has developed and strengthened her relationships with many key stakeholders within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, the University, Sydney Local Health District and beyond. Her positive approach to partnership will help ensure the ANZAC Institute integrates well with its existing partners and new collaborators.

The ANZAC Institute is a biomedical research institute operated in memory of our war veterans and their families; its research is largely aimed at the long-term goal of prolonging enjoyable, independent living for the ageing population. The Institute was established in 1995 and is an entity of Sydney Local Health District, operating as a research partnership with the University. It is located on the campus of Concord Repatriation General Hospital, a primary referral hospital within the District and a teaching hospital of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. As one of the nine clinical schools of Sydney Medical School, Concord Clinical School is a major contributor to the University’s reputation and achievements in medicine and the biosciences.

The Institute aims to co-ordinate the highest quality innovative research in the basic sciences with clinical and population health. Each research group has strong linkages with the clinicians, health professionals, researchers and academics co-located at Concord Hospital and across the campus. The ANZAC Research Institute supports 120 scientific staff and approximately 70 postgraduate students working in key disciplines of modern biomedical research. It receives up to $7 million of grant funding annually and produces over 130 peer reviewed publications each year.

Professor Cogger is passionate about biomedical research and is excited to lead the ANZAC Institute into the future. Please join us in congratulating and warmly welcoming her into the new role.


Dr Teresa Anderson AM
Chief Executive
Sydney Local Health District

        Professor Robyn Ward AM FAHMS
       Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Medicine and Health)
       University of Sydney