Wesley Research Institute - Giving Hope. Changing Lives.
Wesley Research Institute

Established in 1994, Wesley Research Institute is the official research partner for UnitingCare

Our research extends across the UnitingCare network including Lifeline, Bluecare and four private hospitals, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, The Wesley Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital and St Stephens at Hervey Bay.

We predominately focus on translational research and work closely with experienced doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to deliver improved treatments, better diagnostics, and enhanced care.

We are focused on making a real difference, committed to providing better outcomes and quality of life for patients and their families, as well as building supportive communities.

Research into faster and more accurate diagnosis

Improve understanding
around the causes of disease & better prediction of disease progression

Increase survival and quality of life for patients and families

Latest News

AI Initiative Targets ‘Beeps and Bongs’ to Revolutionise ICU Care 

A research initiative aiming to leverage Artificial Intelligence’s capabilities to detect early signs of patient deterioration, especially in those undergoing mechanical ventilation, is receiving significant backing from the Wesley Research Institute. At the helm of this innovative project are Dr James Winearls and Professor John Fraser.

Pioneering Research to Advance Pandemic Protection for Youth

A novel research initiative spearheaded by Professor John Fraser and Associate Professor Kirsty Short, is set to lay the groundwork for vaccines and treatments aimed at protecting children and young adults during health crises.

Empowering Cancer Survivors Through Innovative Exercise Therapy 

Dr Janine Porter-Steele and Professor Alexandra (Sandie) McCarthy are leading the FOXTROT project, focusing on delivering telehealth exercise therapy to cancer survivors living with ostomies.  
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Acknowledgement of Country

Wesley Research Institute acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We acknowledge and respect the spiritual relationship between Traditional Custodians and this Country, which has inspired language, songs, dances, lore and dreaming stories over many thousands of years. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow. May we continue to peacefully walk together in gratitude, respect and kindness in caring for this Country and one another.

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