The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital



The Doherty Institute has created a governance structure that supports integration and fosters collaboration, strong leadership and management, creating a unified organisation.


The Doherty Institute is governed by the Doherty Council, which comprises of senior level executives from the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the Director of the Institute.

The Doherty Institute’s Executive Team comprises of the organisation’s Director, Deputy Directors and Executive Officer. Their role is to devise and lead the implementation of the Doherty Institute’s strategic plan.

The Operational Management Committee is responsible for the day-to-day operational activities required to achieve the objectives of the Doherty Institute.

The Directorate is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction and identity of the Doherty Institute through a variety of research, communications and philanthropic initiatives. 

The purpose of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) is to provide advice to the Doherty Institute’s Director on a range of issues related to the success of the Institute.