Medical Research

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

Our research grants are developed for early to mid-term researchers. We work within the Women’s and Children’s Hospital with the aim of the findings being able to be translated into better outcomes for our patients.

Ten funding grants for research at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital were announced for the 2019/20 financial year. Below is the list of the successful research project recipients:

Professor Simon Barry – Gastroenterology and Department of Paediatrics. Awarded a grant of $75,000.
Ms Tara Beaumont and Ms Kate Goode – Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Allied Health. Awarded a grant of $30,000.
Dr Cheryl Brown – Molecular Immunology Lab, Department of Paediatrics. Awarded a grant of $75,000.
Dr Juliette Delhove – Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Awarded a grant of $75,000.
Dr Christopher Hope – Gastroenterology and Department of Paediatrics. Awarded a grant of $50,000.
Dr Amy Keir – Department for Neonatal Medicine. Awarded a grant of $75,000.
Dr Sarah Linthwaite – Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Awarded a grant of $30,000.
Dr Alexia Pena – Endocrine and Diabetes, Department of Paediatrics. Awarded a grant of $75,000.
Dr Megan Penno – Discipline of Paediatrics. Awarded a grant for $75,000.
Dr Nathan Rout-Pitt – Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Awarded a grant for $75,000.

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

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