Research Programs - Wesley Research Institute
Wesley Research Institute
Wesley Research Institute receives a high amount of research interest each year from health professionals affiliated with UnitingCare Hospitals (The Wesley Hospital, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital and St Stephen’s Hospital in Hervey Bay),as well as from biotechnology, pharmaceutical and device manufacturing leaders worldwide seeking to leverage our expertise in clinical research to help bring their products to market.

With the funding from our generous donors, Wesley Research Institute selected a total of 11 research projects for funding in 2021. These projects were reviewed by the Wesley Research Institute Research Ethics Committee to ensure the high standard of research is met. These projects cover a breadth of areas including neurology, cancer, orthopedics, mental health, rare disease and coeliac disease. Thanks to our incredible donors we were able to fund almost $1 million worth of research projects in 2021/22as Wesley Research Institute continues to be the official research partner across the four UnitingCare Hospitals.


Founded in 2007, this open-sourced and purpose-built research facility, provides a diverse collection of ethically obtained blood and tissue specimen samples for biomedical research. Wesley Research Institute's Biobank is providing researchers access to human specimens which will be used to identify improvements in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

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The clinical trials team

Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trials Centre at Wesley Medical Research focuses on giving hope and changing lives by enabling patient participation in national and international phase I-IV clinical trials with a focus on evaluating new therapies, drugs, and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into standard clinical practice.

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2023 Grant Round

2023 Wesley Research call for Clinical Research Grants

Celebrating 28 years of contributions to research, Wesley Research Institute will open its call for applications for the 2023 Clinical Research Grant Round in Q3 2023.

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to support research
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