Posted on Jun 12, 2019
Pauline Charman from The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Presentation to Rotary Club of Ascot
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research was established in 1998 as the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) with the vision of creating a multi-site Institute that would enhance collaboration between Western Australian medical researchers.
The University of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital were our founding partners and in July 2003, Fremantle Hospital also became a partner.
Our founding sponsor, Wesfarmers, donated $5 million. Throughout the years we have relied on and been grateful for the support of individuals, companies and organisations.
In October 2013, WAIMR changed its name to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to honour our inaugural Chairman, Harry Perkins AO, who played a pivotal role in the creation of the Institute.
Since 1998, the Perkins has grown to become one of the nation’s leading adult medical research centres, where a close knit team of more than 450 research and trial staff work together to defeat the major diseases that impact our community.
With two new state-of-the-art research facilities, co-located with the major teaching hospitals, the Perkins is creating a culture of innovation and collaboration to deliver better patient outcomes faster.
Through our clinical trials facility, Linear Clinical Research Ltd, we work with medical innovators from around the world to test and optimise pioneering treatments and drugs – innovations with the potential to change and save lives.
The Perkins conducts research into a range of diseases we focus on:
·         Cardiovascular disease 
·         Cancer  and Diabetes
·         Neurogenetic diseases
We believe that when you put world class scientists, doctors and researchers together in modern facilities, purpose built to encourage collaboration, amazing things happen.
The Community can be actively involved in the vital work of the Perkins through participation in our major fund raising events, such as the MACA Cancer 200: Ride for Research, The Hawaiian Women’s Walk for Cancer, The Perth Running Festival and The Hike for Health.
Members of the Public can also take part in guided tours, Live in the Lab experiences, and organising a guest speaker to visit their community group.
Contact details for the Charles Perkins Institute are:
Judi Lane
Community Education & Engagement Manager
Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
D: 08 6161 0811
6 Verdun Street, Nedlands WA 6009