About Wesley Medical Research
Wesley Medical Research was established in 1993 and is an independent not-for-profit medical research organisation with a strong focus in applied medical research. Applied medical research converts scientific knowledge and discoveries into clinical applications in the form of improved diagnostic techniques, new treatment options and better management and recovery pathways.
Our focus on applied medical research has advantages including the efficient use of time and money. Unlike laboratory-based research which takes over a decade to show results, the majority of our research will result in visible medical advancements, better healthcare practices and lasting patient benefits within five years. Wesley Medical Research empowers and encourages those who have direct contact and access to patients to undertake research, such as doctors, nurses and other health professionals in hospitals.
Wesley Medical Research has five core business units:
- Research and Clinical Trials
- Biobank Tissue Bank
- Clinical Informatics Unit
- Marketing and Fundraising
- Corporate Support Services
In addition to our staff, Wesley Medical Research has a wide range of people involved in the organisation and critical to our work. They include our volunteers, our volunteer board and committee members, doctors and scientific collaborators, who receive nothing but a sense of personal satisfaction and recognition for their contribution to the collective achievements at Wesley Medical Research.
“Immediate improvements in patient care and quality of life through applied medical research.”
“A world leader in applied medical research acknowledged for achieving excellence and innovation in patient care. WMR fosters a strong research culture in UnitingCare Health hospitals, improving patient outcomes by linking medical research and clinical practice.”
Encouraging and supporting clinicians and other health professionals to undertake applied medical research to improve patient care and quality of life through:
- Faster, more accurate diagnosis.
- Fewer, less severe side effects.
- New treatments for faster, improved recovery.