Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Beneficiary Profile

The Harry Perkins Institute conducts innovative medical research, collaborating with doctors and scientists locally and globally to take discoveries from the laboratory bench top to the bedside.

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research was established in 1998 to unify Western Australian medical scientists in a collaborative research powerhouse. In the years since, it has grown to become one of the nation’s leading medical research centres, where a close-knit team of nearly 400 research and trial staff work together to defeat the major diseases that impact the community – including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and rare genetic diseases.

Research at the Harry Perkins Institute focuses on delivering better patient outcomes. With researchers located on three hospital campuses, the Perkins is uniquely positioned to fast track the development of new discoveries and treatments.

In the more than 20 years since the Institute’s inception, it has made and continues to make ground-breaking discoveries that improve the global understanding of disease.

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research provides career opportunities to our best and brightest graduates and brings to Western Australia world-class researchers.

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