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Medical research strategy that delivers funding, results and impact, and ultimately improves lives


The Moira Clay Consulting approach has strategy at its heart. 


No matter where you are in your journey, our team of specialists, led by Australia’s foremost expert in health and medical research strategy, will work with you to achieve success.


Our story

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‘What drives us is the enormity of the health problems we face as a community. What inspires us is the dedication and commitment of the people working on solving these problems’

Professor Moira Clay founded Moira Clay Consulting in 2013, propelled by her drive to help Australian health and medical research leaders achieve transformative health benefits for the community.

Since 2013, Moira Clay Consulting has worked with research organisations across Australia.  We incorporated to become Moira Clay Consulting Pty Ltd in 2021.

Our focus remains the same - to deliver transformative strategy and solutions for our clients. Your challenges are our challenges. Your success is our success. Your impact is our impact.

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Our value

We focus on the success of our clients delivering maximum value.


We know the sector.  We have established connections with organisations across the depth and breadth of the Australian health and medical research ecosystem.

Our strong reputation is built on projects and major initiatives that have added value to health and medical research organisations across Australia including medical research institute's, hospitals, research funders, universities and peak bodies.

Our independent model means we tell it like it is, but first and foremost we work with you to develop an effective strategy to achieve your goals.

We currently work with around 10 clients a year, on projects which generally last 3-4 months each.


We work either in person or via Zoom by arrangement.


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Strategic planning

Targeted and gateway reviews

Evaluation frameworks

New initiative development

Precinct planning

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Client stories

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WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre

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Multiple Sclerosis Research Flagship


Our ethos

We love health and medical research.

We work with leaders across the Australian health, medical research and translation sector. You are the experts, and we are the strategy experts behind you.

We bring you independence and a broad experience of what works to help achieve your vision.

We listen and act with integrity.

We have generosity of spirit and celebrate your success.

We are collaborative, consultative, and inclusive.

We challenge you to think laterally, plan intelligently and implement effectively.

Authentic, inclusive and engaging relationships drive the way we work.

Our people

Moira Clay Consulting has over 75 years combined experience in medical research and life sciences, research strategy, translational research initiatives, research data, research funding governance and health precincts. 


We have worked extensively across medical research institutes, the university sector, funding bodies, professional organisations and biotechnology companies.


We create a bespoke team for every client that will meet their unique needs. 

Prof Moira Clay PhD

Sandrine Goodwin

Tanneke Zeeuw

Prof Shannon Simpson

Emmanuelle (Emm) Duglas

Dr Dora Horvath

Dr Carina Marshall

Founder & CEO





Project Manager

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