The Wesley Research Institute Limited, established in 1994, is an independent, not-for-profit medical research institute located in the grounds of The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. WRI is limited by guarantee and governed by a Board of Directors and a company Constitution.
WRI research support services:
- Funding research projects.
- Scientific research plan assistance.
- Biostatistical support.
- Research education and training.
- Research collaborative network establishment.
- Infrastructure (facilities and equipment).
- Clinical trial services.
- Tissue banking.
- Data management.
“Immediate improvements in patient care and quality of life through medical research.”
“A leader in medical research acknowledged for achieving excellence and innovation in patient care. WRI fosters a strong research culture in The Wesley Hospital, linking medical research and clinical practice. WRI is focussed on sustainable outcomes through collaboration with other stakeholders to maximise research benefits.”
Working directly with patients, research by our clinicians is improving patient care and quality of life through:
- Faster, more accurate diagnosis.
- Fewer, less severe side effects.
- New treatments for faster, improved recovery.
- 2011 - Ventyx committed $1.5 million to the Wesley Research Institute Tissue Bank.
- 2009 – Queensland Premier Anna Bligh opened the Health and Medical Research Centre funded by a $10 million grant from the Queensland Government’s Smart State Research Facilities Fund.
- 2007 – Queensland Premier Peter Beattie opened the new Clinical Trials Centre and Tissue Bank funded through $800 000 and $1.42 million grants respectively from the Queensland Government’s Smart State Research Facilities Fund.
- 2005 – The Institute received a $10 million grant from Atlantic Philanthropies.
- 1998 – The first Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Tara Veveris-Lowe.
- 1996 – Professor Julie Campbell AO appointed as the Institute’s first Director.
- 1994 – Inaugural Board meeting.