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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

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 […]

Coeliac Research Network Night a Great Success

Last Thursday evening, on the 6th of June, the Wesley Hospital Auditorium saw a community of coeliac disease advocates come together to learn more about coeliac disease, and hear about the latest research, clinical trial updates and advocacy efforts within Wesley Research Institute Coeliac Disease and Immune Health Research Program.

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.
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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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