Current Research

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


Charlies Foundation for Research is committed to providing over $1 million in funding for medical research in Western Australia.

Each year, we support a variety of research areas that contribute to patient care right here in WA. The research we support is called translational or patient-centred research, which means we fund projects and clinical trials with the most potential to improve care and outcomes for patients.

Our ‘seed funding’ strategy and vision has spawned remarkable advances in medical care that have made a huge difference for patients, both locally and globally.


Major Grant Recipient: Dr John De Roach

Major Grant Recipient: Associate Professor Nigel McArdle

ECU Explorer Grant Winner: Dr Sarah D’Souza.  Read more about the ECU Explorer Grant here.

Peter Thompson Award Winner: Dr Jennifer Walsh

Discovery (formally Mid-Range) Grant Recipients

Bright Ideas Grant Recipients

2021 – 2022

Mid-range Grants: 2021-22

Bright Ideas Grants: 2021-22

The Foundation also funds other projects throughout the year.  To find out more, please contact us on 6457 2042 today.


The Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG) in collaboration with Charlies Foundation for Research invites SCGOPHCG researchers and students to participate annually in the Research Symposium, typically held in late October each year.