About our research

NMHS is proud to be a centre of excellence for medical research and evidence-based clinical practice. Through the legacy of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (external site), Osborne Park Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital (external site), we have a long and distinguished history of research and innovation.

We actively encourage a culture of medical and scientific research throughout our hospitals and health services and believe that research into the causes, treatment and prevention of disease is fundamental to providing an exceptional standard of health care.

Our research aims to bridge the gap between laboratory and clinical practice and ultimately leads to more effective prevention programs, treatments and cures to improve the health of West Australians.

NMHS is committed to:

  • Contributing to research that leads to the development of new treatments and therapies for our patients
  • Conducting both industry-driven and Investigator-initiated clinical trials of cutting-edge pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Developing new and improved diagnostic tools and treatment pathways
  • Enhancing knowledge about the prevention of diseases affecting our communities.

NMHS works extensively with university and external research institute partners, as well as industry, to maximise the clinical-laboratory interface which is critical to the effective translation of research findings and promising clinical advances into routine practice.

NMHS believes that high quality research is fundamental to the future of nursing. As a result, the Centre for Nursing Research (external site) was developed in conjunction with Edith Cowan University and has more recently established partnerships with Curtin University and Murdoch University.

NMHS has a long-standing association with the Charlies Foundation for Research (external site). The Charlies Foundation is a major provider of research funding for NMHS, with a strong emphasis on supporting early career researchers. Its laboratory facilities on the SCGH site also provide critical infrastructure for clinical research programs.

Last Updated: 21/04/2022