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Lung Cancer METASPATIAL Study awarded $1 million by the Australian Government

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Arutha Kulasinghe is leading the Lung Cancer METASPATIAL Study that has been awarded nearly $1m by the Australian Government. The project is supported by the Wesley Research Institute and the University of Queensland. The METASPATIAL Study will be undertaken over the next 4 years at Wesley Research Institute’s new Queensland Spatial Biology Centre (QSBC).

Leading the way for Virtual Hospital Research

Dr Olivia Fisher has recently assumed the role of Senior Research Fellow, directing her efforts towards leading the Virtual Hospital Research Program. Meanwhile, Dr Elizabeth Martin is transitioning into the position of Health Services Research Program Lead.
Wesley Research Institute's Queensland Spatial Biology Centre (QSBC)

Research breakthrough set to personalise treatment for Cancer, Heart and Lung Disease

At Wesley Research Institute's Queensland Spatial Biology Centre (QSBC), a team of researchers has made a significant breakthrough in pathology, set to revolutionise treatments for cancer, heart and lung disease.

Mitsubishi Development announces largest Australian partnership

On Thursday 6 July Wesley Research Institute and Mitsubishi Development signed a new partnership, the largest for Mitsubishi Development in Australia, which will provide significant funding for Navicare over the next two years.
Maureen Stevenson accepting her 2023 Queensland Community Philanthropist of the Year Award

Maureen Stevenson Award

Maureen Stevenson received the 2023 Community Philanthropist of the Year Award at the Queensland Philanthropy Awards (QCF) held at Brisbane Town Hall.
Andrew Barron, Mandy Maysey and Dr Phil Mosley

Australian scientists prove medicinal cannabis can be a lifechanging treatment for people with Tourette Syndrome

Imagine the pain and embarrassment of violent movements and uncontrollable outbursts at school or work…that’s what life was like for Chris Wright (35) before he started a ground-breaking clinical trial of medicinal cannabis.

PARIS 2 research findings

World first research study outlines best practice for treating children with oxygen therapy

PARIS on Country

Respiratory treatment for children in remote areas set to improve
OMG Donuts

Wesley Research Institute Launches New Coeliac Research Network

OMG! Decadent Donuts was privileged to be invited to attend and supply donuts at the Wesley Research Institute’s launch of their new Coeliac Research Network

Coeliac Disease and Immune Health Advocates Event a Great Success

Last Thursday evening, on May 11th, the Wesley Hospital Auditorium was filled with people who were eager to learn more about all things coeliac disease, including the latest research, and advocacy efforts.
James Daveson in a hospital

Community Urged To Back New Coeliac Research Network

Thousands of Australians with coeliac disease are being urged to get behind a new research network launched in Brisbane last night ahead of International Coeliac Awareness Day next week (16 May).

Wesley Research Institute Celebrates Successful Open Day

Wesley Research Institute celebrated the launch of its new brand with two open day events held at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital on May 3rd, and at The Wesley Hospital on May 5th.

Governor of Queensland Celebrates Ataxia Telangiectasia Clinical Trial

The Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) clinic at the Wesley Research Institute recently received a visit from Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeanette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland.

New Insights to Understand the Neurobiology of COVID-19

In a groundbreaking collaboration, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, The University of Queensland, and John Hopkins University have joined forces to generate a digital pathology assessment of cellular COVID-19 neural tissue data.
Dr Shanthi Kanagarajah

Women in Medicine with Dr Shanthi Kanagarajah

Dr Shanthi Kanagarajah is a specialist geriatrician and general physician specialising in the health problems of older people and people who need specialist care. She is a visiting physician at the Wesley Hospital and also works at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and member of the board at Wesley Research Institute.

Advocates Event 2022

The Rosalie Martin Advocates Event 2022 held Thursday 8 December marks the 28th anniversary for Wesley Research Institute.
Pictured, from left: NHMRC acting CEO Clare McLaughlin; Wesley Research Institute CEO Andrew Barron; Emma McBride, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health; Dr Zephanie Tyack, QUT; Dr Bridget Abell, QUT

Navicare Press Release

NHMRC Funding to Continue Supporting Rural and Remote Mental Health Program
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