Current Research

Charlies Foundation for Research is a proud supporter of the great work that happens at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals.

As the primary fundraising body for both hospitals, Charlies Foundation is situated within Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s vibrant medical research culture where we continuously see incredible advances in medical care and innovation, all thanks to donations and support from people like you. When your donations are received, they are channelled through several different funding pathways throughout both hospitals, ensuring that all areas of medical research are supported, as this is the cornerstone that improves patient care in WA.

We look forward to Getting Better Together.

Research Week 2019

This year Charlies Foundation for Research is proud to be holding Research Week! With a number of exciting events planned, we highly recommend ensuring you get your Abstract Submissions in by August 1 if you are a researcher, as you will have the opportunity to attend.

Running from Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October, the week will be jam packed with fun and excitement! Be sure to keep up to date with us on Facebook!

If you would like to contribute to Research week in any, by volunteering, donating, fundraising or simply offering up some items to auction off please don’t hesitate to give one of our team members a call on 6457 2042.

We can’t wait to celebrate all the amazing work our researchers do!




Research Week 2018

Here at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals, we recently celebrated Research Week. We believe it is important that the researchers receive recognition for the excellent work they achieve to improve the lives of people like you and me, as well as our loved ones. The week consisted of presentations, posters and keynote addresses by leading researchers, all of which are open for anyone to attend and enjoy.

You can keep up to date with events like this as well as all of the other work Charlies Foundation for Research is supporting by liking our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

Research Week Poster Award Winner 2018

Congratulations to Osborne Park Hospital’s Jess Nolan Physiotherapist, Dr Kien Chan and Prof Erin Godecke for winning the 2018 Research Week Poster Award. Charlies Foundation for Research was proud to be involved as major sponsor for the week and supporting our community of researchers.

Their winning poster: Lateropulsion status impacts functional improvement and length of stay in stroke rehabilitation, was selected from 35 submissions which were judged against a range of criteria including, clear presentation of objectives, research, results and overall appearance.

Jess said her research was a collaborative initiative with Edith Cowan University and is now part of her Master’s Degree.

“The poster was just the beginning of our investigation into the association between lateropulsion and rehabilitation outcome and I am really looking forward to having more results to share in the future,” Jess said.

“Lateropulsion is a common problem after stroke, whereby a patient actively pushes their body toward their hemiplegic side and resists attempts to correct the posture. About 45% of the patients on the OPH stroke rehabilitation unit have this problem – so it definitely impacts patients and their outcomes.”

“Research Week is a fantastic event and I was most impressed by the showcase of research and hard being undertaken at OPH and SCGH. It really highlighted the advances being made by staff in improving the health of our community,” said Jess.