At Spinnaker we know better research means better health.

With a quarter of a century of success and experience, Spinnaker continues to build on our strength and expertise to leverage impact. Our focus is on finding treatments and solutions to the chronic health issues that impact our community the most.

Our Pioneering Strategy

Problem Inadequate treatment strategies and other chronic health issues


Objectives Inspire local medical and allied health practitioners to solve prevalent health issues confronting the community

Strategy Introduce Spinnaker Prize to facilitate innovation across all South Metropolitan Health campuses

Problem Identification of negative trends and issues impacting health outcomes


Objectives Jumpstart the careers of early researchers and fund novel ideas

Strategy Early career Research Awards and seed grants

Problem Key gaps in public community health


Objectives Address the gaps in focused areas within community health

Strategy Focused support and collaboration establishing Sub Funds for key areas

Our Story


Solutions seeded by locals who care

First founded in 1996 in part by Warren Jones, whose vision was to realise a research foundation that benefitted the health and wellbeing of local residents, the Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation awarded its first grants in 1999 following a three-year capital campaign to ensure the sustainability of an annual grant program. In 2016, following an expanded partnership with Fiona Stanley Hospital, the Foundation was renamed Spinnaker, a nod to Jones, the founding chair, who was a local resident of Fremantle and the manager of the successful Americans Cup syndicate in 1983.

Investment in game-changing discoveries

Guided by the needs of the community, and advised by our specialist scientific committees, we want to back promising pioneering research, game-changing equipment and other transformational solutions.

Your impact

We rely on our generous donors to fund research that seeks to better understand critical health issues for our local community, knowing that it will have a global impact. We know that better research means better health, and we strive to fund the next great discovery.

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Our People

Patrons

Our Patrons share our passion for improving the health outcomes in Western Australia through ground-breaking innovations and community-to-bench translational medical research.

Past Patrons

PROFESSOR BARRY MARSHALL

AC, Nobel Laureate

THE HONOURABLE KIM BEAZLEY

AC, Governor of Western Australia

DR PATRICIA KAILIS

AM OBE (dec. 17 April 2020)

Board of Governors WA

Our experienced Board of Governors bring expertise and passion to help us deliver on our mission.

MR MARK BALFOUR

MR COLIN LA GALIA

MR DEAN NEDELKOS

PROFESSOR DAVID FLETCHER

MRS DI ROBERTSON-SMITH

MR SIMON MOIR

MS JANE MCNAMARA

Team

Our professional management team are dedicated to improving health outcomes in Western Australia

Dana Wallace-Campbell (formerly Henderson),
General Manager WA

Dana has more than 15 years not-for-profit management experience across a broad range of industry sectors including disability, children's health, higher education, arts and medical research. She commenced her current role in November 2018 as the Foundation's inaugural CEO

dwallacecampbell@hospitalresearch.org.au
08 6215 8941

Sarah Taylor,
Partnerships Development Manager

staylor@hospitalresearch.org.au
08 6215 8943

Huey Yeo,
Administration Assistant

hyeo@hospitalresearch.org.au
08 6215 8944

Specialist Advisors and Committees

We are grateful to the world-leading specialists who share their knowledge and expertise to support the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation.

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Professor Jim Codde, Chair

Director - Institute for Health Research, University of Notre Dame Australia

Professor Sue Fletcher AO

Deputy Director of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Innovative Therapies, Murdoch University, Professor at Perron Institute, Chief Scientific Officer at PYC Therapeutics

Adjunct Professor Chris Judkins

Cardiologist - Fiona Stanley Hospital & Adjunct Professor - University of Notre Dame Australia

Dr Andrew Redfern

Clinical Academic Oncologist, UWA Medical School, University of Western Australia, Consultant Medical Oncologist, South Metropolitan Health Service, Medical Director, Linear Clinical Research, Associate Director, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research & Lead Clinician, Breast Tumour Collaborative, WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network

Professor Merrilee Needham

Clinical Research Director SMHS, Head of Neurology - Fiona Stanley Hospital & Foundation Chair of Neurology, joint appointment, Murdoch University, University of Notre Dame Australia and Fiona Stanley Hospital

Associate Professor Dale Edgar

Senior Physiotherapist - Fiona Stanley Hospital & Head, Burn Injury Research Node - University of Notre Dame Australia

Clory Carello

Chief Executive Officer, Cockburn Integrated Health

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