Inspiring Health
Transforming Care

Research Business Unit

The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research is offering a comprehensive portfolio of services through one Business Unit to support ongoing growth in applied medical research.

These services have been created as a ‘one stop shop’ to support innovation and commercialisation of medical research. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for existing and future partners to work with us and achieve our shared vision to inspire health and transform care.

Our Services

  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Research Facilities, Biobanking and Data Analytics
  • Commercialisation
  • Brand, Media and Communications Support

  • Conference and Event Management
  • Philanthropic and Donor Engagement
  • Research Training
  • Grant Writing

Clinical Trials Management

Our team can provide you with a full service offering to manage your clinical trials. We assist in establishing:

  • clinical development strategies
  • protocol and clinical program design
  • clinical trial conduct and analysis.

Our team is led by Meg Ford and supported by specialised researchers, clinicians, project managers, biostatisticians and data managers. Our team can support the development of your clinical trial through all stages including ethics approvals, trial protocols and running the trial.

Research Facilities, Biobanking and Data Analytics

We can provide evaluation of research requirements and the necessary core research facilities, data analytics and biobanking resources to facilitate your medical research project.

The Ingham Institute has an extensive base of state-of-the-art research equipment including:

  • Circulating Tumour Cell Facility
  • Correlative Microscopy Facility
  • CONCERT Cancer Biobank
  • Australian MRI-Linac
  • MRI Guided Interventional Therapy Centre
  • NSW Stroke Clot Bank.


This is a bespoke service, agile and responsive to our client needs be them a researcher, start-up company, inventor, clinician or community member.

If you have a clever idea to inspire health and transform care, the Ingham Institute is your ideal collaborator and connector. From running focus groups with doctors, nurses and Allied Health professionals to patent or IP assistance, we can support your ideas through to commercialisation.

Working closely with the Liverpool Innovation Precinct (LIP) enables us to combine our innovation and commercialisation resources with those of the LIP.

We have access to clinical and research key opinion leaders for insight and advice and can connect you with extensive skills and resources through our university partners and other relationships.

Through the LIP we offer the commercialisation accelerator program and can support all components of the journey from idea to commercial product.

The various business unit services listed will also be utilised during commercialisation.

Brand, Media and Communications Support

Brand building and reputation management is a critical part of medical research as you build relationships with partners and reputation with stakeholders.

We have on-site support and a team of strategic and tactical partners who are specialised communications and media management experts. We can proactively engage the media or assist with reactive media management when required.

Conference and Event Management

Our team manage a broad portfolio of events on a weekly basis and have extensive experience in organising all types of small and large events at our Ingham Institute facilities and third-party venues.

We can manage your event planning, promotion, venue, catering, audio visuals, technology, registrations, logistics, financials and all the critical elements to ensure you create and deliver a powerful and successful conference or event.

Examples include: industry conferences for 1000+ attendees, exclusive VIP board room lunches, gala’s for 500+ guests, research workshops, community seminars and multicultural information sessions.

Our team has the expertise to customise your event to maximise and grow collaborations, engagement and opportunities amongst research peers, commercial supporters and community members.

Our events attract local, national and international guest speakers and audiences from research, corporate and local communities.

Research Training

The Ingham Institute runs several programs to support researchers, including the Research Methodology Series which is now in its seventh successful year.

Our courses are designed for clinicians wanting to progress their career in medical research. These courses are streamed to each SWSLHD site and modules are spread over a series of sessions covering elements of medical research. The Institutes fortnightly research seminar series welcomes guest presenters from local and overseas leaders.

Further Information

To discuss the opportunities within the Ingham Institute Research Business Unit, please contact:
Darryl Harkness
Ingham Institute
+612 408 764 243

We look forward to working with you on our shared vision to inspire health and transform care.