Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Research Secretariat

Research at the WCHN

Research Secretariat

Welcome to the Research section of the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN), Women's and Children's Hospital website. Our world-class researchers are searching to develop new treatments and diagnostic methods for a variety of diseases and better health for our community.

We collaborate with many other research organisations in Australia and overseas to enhance our research efforts. Research is supported by internal and external funding from a variety of sources.

In particular, the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation is a key supporter of research at WCHN.  Established in 1989, the Link iconWCH Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a Board of Directors and incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985.

The WCH Foundation is the charity for the benefit of the Women's and Children's Hospital. It works in partnership with the South Australian community to support the Hospital and achieve positive long-term outcomes for women, babies and children. The Foundation's vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of women and children through an ongoing commitment to providing excellence in medical and health care and funding ground-breaking research.

Without research new treatments, cures and interventions will not be possible.

The Research Secretariat provides administrative support to the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) research effort by:

  • co-ordinating the following research-related committees:
  • administering WCH Foundation project grants
  • administering a range of scholarships and awards including:
    • MS McLeod PhD Scholarship
    • MS McLeod Awards
    • Midwifery Fellowship
    • Medical Post-graduate Scholarships
    • WCH Friends Fellowship
  • providing information about external funding opportunities for research
  • providing reports on research activity within the WCHN to the Executive.

Opening hours

General Business: Monday–Friday 8.30am–5.00pm (Australian Central Time = South Australian time)

How to find this service

  • Level 2, Zone E/Samuel Way Building, Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) Campus



(08) 8161 8175 – for matters related to grants

(08) 8161 6521 – for matters related to HREC

(08) 8161 6688 – for matters related to Research Governance

(08) 8161 6390 – for matters related to DTCCTG



last modified: 08 Apr 2021