Medical Research

Each year, the WCH Foundation invests over $1.5 million in South Australia’s best and brightest medical researchers, ensuring the Women’s and Children’s Hospital retains leaders in specialised paediatric and maternal medicine.

We work with the Health Network with the aim of research findings translating into better outcomes for our patients.

We are proud to support a number of PhD, Post-Doctoral and Fellowship research positions, as well as international travel grants and various specific-purpose research and project grants.

The WCH Foundation Research Project Grants form a large portion of our research support and provide funding to early to mid-career researchers. This support greatly enhances the capacity of research within the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

The 10 research projects announced for the 2020/21 financial year are listed below:

Dr Karen Best – SAHMRI Women and Kids. Awarded a grant of $100,000.
Ms Michelle Clarke – University Department of Paediatrics. Awarded a grant of $100,000.
Dr Richard Couper – Department of Gastroenterology. Awarded a grant of $100,000.
Professor Antonio Ferrante – Department of Immunotherapy. Awarded a grant of $100,000.
Dr Luke Grzeskowiak – SAHMRI Women and Kids. Awarded a grant of $100,000.
Professor Sandra Hodge – Department of Medicine. Awarded a grant of $100,000.
Professor Helen Marshall – Department of Paediatrics. Awarded a grant of $100,000.
Ms Alexandra McCarron – Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Awarded a grant of $100,000.
Dr Timothy Sadlon – Department of Gastroenterology. Awarded a grant for $100,000.
A/Professor Michael Stark – Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Awarded a grant for $70,000.

Details on the grateful recipients can be found here, along with a synopsis of what their research entails.