My grandfather Jack Ingham AO with our uncle Bob Ingham AO had vision of creating a Medical Research Institute for our community in South Western Sydney. As the future generation, we look forward to supporting the growth of the Institute as it makes significant positive impacts to the health of Australia and the world.
In 1996, Jack and Bob Ingham AO, pledged their support to build and invest in a medical research institute in their home town of Liverpool, NSW Australia. Today, the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research is home to over 350 researchers who are at the forefront of the most advanced medical breakthroughs and clinical discoveries, all committed to saving and improving lives.
Bob (left) and Jack (right) receiving the Order of Australia (January 2003) from the Former Governor of NSW Dame Marie Bashir, AD, CVO, for services to the poultry industry, and as pioneers in research, development and establishment of the world’s best practice standards in the thoroughbred horse racing industry.
The opening of the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research (October 2012) (L-R): Amanda Larkin – CE, South Western Sydney Local Health District, Lynette Ingham, John Ingham, Debbie Kepitis, Robby Ingham, Terry Goldacre – Chairman, Ingham Institute, John Hexton – Director, Ingham Institute and Dr Teresa Anderson – CE, Sydney Local Health District.
Our reason for being
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research was founded to improve the health of the community living in South Western Sydney and beyond.
Through ground-breaking medical research, we exist to inspire better health and to transform treatment and care locally and globally.
We are a unique and diverse community in south western Sydney. Close to half of our residents were born overseas and one in 50 identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Over half of our researchers are practising clinicians and educators and their work is shaped by the needs of the community. Our research is guided by the district’s clinical service plans and unique population needs.
Our research is locally driven, nationally significant, with global impact.
Our reason to grow
Our community is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW due to greenfield and urban developments. The southwest Sydney population is expected to increase by 33% by 2031, so there is a pressing need to expand our reach and impact.
To meet this need for further applied medical research to inform clinical practice, the Institute is expanding its geographic footprint. We are working with the South Western Sydney Local Health District and our University partners to develop a network of new sites.
The Ingham Institute is one institute with three strategic locations: Liverpool, Campbelltown (Macarthur) and Bankstown.
The excellence and global impact of our research in South Western Sydney stem from the vision and generosity of our founding benefactors Jack Ingham AO and Bob Ingham AO. Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research will continue to build on their valuable legacy of bringing the community to health and health to the community.