Today, the Institute is focused on six key research themes:
To support and complement these research streams, clinical trials is another key pillar within the Institutes structure to ensure our research is applied. Clinical trials are essential in determining the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, therapies and treatments. Clinical trials give patients early access to many lifesaving treatments.
The Ingham Institute is set to embark on an ambitious growth strategy. We have commitments for Stage 2 expansion in Liverpool, and new research centres in Campbelltown and Bankstown.
We will create a series of medical research centres with major hospitals in Liverpool, Campbelltown and Bankstown. They will facilitate scientific, clinical and industry collaboration whilst providing a bench to bedside solution with hospitals and universities, ultimately serving the local, national and global community.
These centres within the Ingham Institute network will enable greater application of research discovery to the development of new prevention strategies, diagnostics, technologies and more effective treatments.
While the Institute is relatively young, the collective research capabilities are proven, and most importantly, our impact on patients and communities is proven locally and beyond.
There is however much more to be done. We must increase our research capabilities and create additional centres to enable greater impact of the patient centred health paradigm. Expansion of this partnership model will drive efficiencies through shared resources, technology and scientific platforms.
Our network model is based on one medical research institute across multiple centres of research excellence. Each centre focuses on specific research aligned to clinical priorities for south west Sydney.
This network model will include:
The network has each research centre co-located with their local hospital and our tertiary education partners WSU and UNSW.
This network brings together health, research and education, centred around the patient needs, enabling many unique benefits:
Our current activities and plans include:
Expanding our physical footprint with our university partners will ensure a stronger presence across the three largest SWSLHD hospitals – Liverpool, Campbelltown and Bankstown.
One Institute Efficiency Principles
The key principles of this network model include:
This integrated model will drive efficiencies through sharing resources, technology and scientific platforms.
The Ingham Institute in Liverpool was founded with the generosity of great Australian philanthropist, Bob Ingham AO. Other community philanthropists included Lady (Mary) Fairfax AC OBE, the Perich and Vitocco families.
Join these great visionaries and philanthropists who initiated the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. Expressions of interest are sought for collaboration and investment as we expand and create this dynamic and innovative research precinct across greater southwest Sydney.