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Applied Medical Research

Local, national and global application of our research

The Ingham Institute is dedicated to applying our medical research at a local, national and global level, ensuring it can have the greatest impact on the most people. Here are some of our most distinguished research advances implemented on a national or international scale.


  • Professor Ken Hillman AO – introducing Medical Emergency Teams (MET) in hospitals which respond to seriously ill hospital patients early in their deterioration, an initiative that has been rolled out worldwide, saving thousands of lives annually. Prof. Hillman is a founding Director of the Simpson Centre for Health Services Research, a practising clinician in intensive care at Liverpool Hospital and a medical researcher at the Institute.


  • Professor Minoti Apte – world-leading research into pancreatic cancer, identifying cellular environment conditions facilitating cancer propagation.


  • Professor Ian Harris AM – creating the national arthroplasty surgery registry for improving patient outcomes of joint replacement. Prof. Harris is the leader of our Injury and Rehabilitation Research stream and head of the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre


  • Professor Michael Barton – establishing the best practice in radiation cancer treatment in Australia and driving the adoption of radiation cancer treatment centres including equipment in developing countries.


  • Professor Lynn Kemp – developing pre and postnatal home visit programs to significantly improve early child development outcomes. The Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting (MECSH) program is a sustained nurse home-visiting program for families at risk of poorer maternal and child health and development outcomes. The program helps mothers create better home environments and improves the cognitive development of babies and children. This program has been adopted in several countries around the world including the United Kingdom, United States of America and South Korea.


  • Professor Afaf Girgis – developing and implementing a multilingual support program for cancer sufferers and their families.