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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

Jillian’s Story

This was my first experience at being involved in any sort of research. If I get the opportunity again, I would definitely put my hand up after the wonderful experience I had with your team. Thank you so much to Emma and all your team for making me feel so welcome.    Jillian Meet Jillian, retired […]

Breaking Ground in Paediatric Rare Disease Research

Wesley Research Institute is home to a groundbreaking trial using triheptanoin, a dietary fat, to treat Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), a rare degenerative neurological disorder. This trial has shown promising results, with observed improvements in neurology scales and cellular biomarkers indicating the treatment’s effectiveness.

World-First ‘Back to the Future’ Research Set To Boost Pandemic Protection  

A world-first research project by two Queensland professors is set to offer a blueprint for developing more effective vaccines and therapies specifically tailored to safeguard the health of children and young adults in times of global health crises.  Spearheaded by Professor John Fraser, Dr Arutha Kulasinghe and Associate Professor Kirsty Short, this pioneering study, funded […]
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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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