Community Engagement

Community Engagement 

The RPH Research Foundation funds cutting-edge, world-class research that positively impacts on the health and wellbeing of our local community and the wider world. Improving and enriching the treatment on offer to the patients who rely on Royal Perth Hospital’s and the wider the East Metropolitan Health Service’s expertise is our reason for existing. It’s a high-quality, community-minded approach that not only pays big dividends to the people of Perth, but positively impacts healthcare around Australia and the globe. Whether you’re a past or present hospital patient or a family member or friend of a patient, chances are your life has been touched by a marvel of medical research.

We invite all of you to join us on our journey to continue to support the talented clinicians and researchers who dedicate their lives to making life better for each and every one of us. With your help, we can continue to fund research that creates a brighter future for all.

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Time Travel in the Emergency Department

Professor Daniel Fatovich, pictured above, is the Director of Research at both Royal Perth Hospital and the RPH Research Foundation. He is also a senior emergency physician and clinical researcher at Royal Perth Hospital's Emergency Department, one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australasia, and has more than 25 years of experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials.
Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Head of the Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine (CCREM) at Perkins and an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University are some of the other impressive strings to his bow.
Here’s a snapshot of what his life inside the emergency department looks like.

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Pilbara Sleep Health Summit 

Did you know Australia is in the midst of a sleep deficit epidemic that's wreaking havoc on our health and wellbeing?

Since we at the RPH Research Foundation believe prevention is better than a cure, we teamed up with global leaders in sleep medicine to tackle this important issue head on at the inaugural Pilbara Sleep Health Summit in Karratha.

Circadian rhythm expert, Professor Russell Foster from Oxford University (pictured here with our Chair Professor Lyn Beazley), headlined the Summit and even gave a free public health talk to Karratha's residents, many of whom are shift workers.

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Community Health talks 

Have you attended one of our FREE community health talks?

The experts we fund are keen to share their knowledge with you.

Preventative medicine, handling hypertension and managing chronic conditions like living with pain
are just a few of the hot topics that have been discussed with engaged audiences at the City of Perth Library’s auditorium.


Follow us on Eventbrite to find out when our next talk is taking place. We’d love to see you there.

The Painful Truth 

Chronic Pain is a Disease in its Own Right has been one of our most popular talks to date.
Due to the overwhelming interest in this subject, we filmed Stephan Schug is currently Professor and Chair of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine in the Medical School of the University of Western Australia and Director of Pain Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital, Australia. it to enable a wider audience to benefit from our guest speaker Professor Stephan Schug’s insights. Please click on the video link above to watch us. We'd love to know what you think. We're also interested to know about other public health talk subjects that you would like us to host and invite you to contact us with your suggstions.

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Stephan Schug is currently Professor and Chair of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine in the Medical School of the University of Western Australia and Director of Pain Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital, Australia.

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