Our research units

Our research focuses on translational projects which have the greatest potential to improve patient health care. Our research units cover a broad range of medical and surgical specialties including cancer, orthopaedics, colorectal surgery, mental health and intensive care medicine.

Anaesthesia and pain research

Our unit is a leading research site in Western Australia for multi-centre clinical trials and guidance in anaesthesia, pain and perioperative medicine.

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Cardiology research

The Cardiology Research Group aims to provide the best advanced care for patients, to address the need for continuous improvement in cardiology treatment and to contribute to the body of knowledge.

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Emergency medicine research

Our emergency medicine research aims to improve patient treatments and outcomes in this growing field.

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Intensive care research at Murdoch

Our intensive care research focuses on improving care for critically ill patients who need lifesaving intervention or close monitoring after major surgery.

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Neurosurgery research

Neurosurgery research focuses on improving care and treatment options for patients needing surgery on the nervous system, particularly the brain or spine.

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Nursing and midwifery research at Murdoch

The St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research delivers high quality funded research that is clinically driven and recognised nationally and internationally.

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Oncology clinical trials at Murdoch

Our clinical trials focus on improving treatments for people with cancers including breast, melanoma, colorectal, gastric, oesophageal, prostate, kidney, bladder and pancreas cancer.

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Orthopaedic research at Subiaco

Our research is concerned with how flaps are used in wrist and elbow soft tissue reconstructions.

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Palliative care research at Murdoch

Our palliative care research focuses on improving care for patients with life threatening illnesses and their families. 

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Perinatal mental health research

Our research focuses on perinatal mental health and improving mental health outcomes for women and their families.

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Registries and biobanks

Clinical registries and biobanks improve the quality and scope of health and medical research that can be undertaken, nationally and internationally.

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Trauma and mental health research

Our trauma and mental health research focuses on determining the best practice and evidence-based care for people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Breast cancer research

Breast cancer research at St John of God Health Care focuses on improving the health, care and lifestyles of those affected by breast cancer.

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Colorectal cancer research

The Colorectal Cancer Research Group aims to improve surgical outcomes and survival rates for patients with colorectal cancer.

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Gynaecological oncology research

We are a leader in local, national and international gynaecologic cancer research with a focus on improving the quality of life for ovarian cancer survivors.

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Intensive care research at Subiaco

Our research focuses on providing supportive care, which is not specific to a condition but aims to aid general recovery by supporting organ systems of our body.

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Nursing and midwifery research at Ballarat

Our Nursing and Midwifery research program uses an evidence-based approach to improving clinical care and service delivery.

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Nursing and midwifery research at Subiaco

We promote innovative nursing practice through clinical research and work with medical and allied health caregivers to improve patient outcomes.

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Oncology clinical trials at Subiaco

Since 2001 the Oncology Clinical Trial Unit at St John of God Subiaco Hospital has focused on providing different treatment options, in addition to the standard of care, for people with a wide variety of cancers.

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Orthopaedic research at Murdoch

Our orthopaedic research focuses on how pain relief and other medications are used as a part of knee replacement surgery and rehabilitation.

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Orthopaedic and technology research

We assess how using the latest equipment and technology improves outcomes for people requiring hip and knee replacements.

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Palliative care research at Subiaco

Our research compares the current standard-of-care not-for-resuscitation form with the soon to be introduced goals-of-care form.

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Pastoral care research

Our research assesses the impact of pastoral services on overall wellbeing of patients, residents, clients and their families.

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Platform trials

Platform trials help determine best practice and incorporate it into routine healthcare delivery.

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Respiratory research

Respiratory and thoracic oncology research is concerned with improving outcomes for patients with a broad spectrum of respiratory diseases and disorders.

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Urology research

Our urology research focuses on improving patient care and outcomes for people requiring prostate surgery.

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