Other National Research Funding Organisations
In addition to the Diabetes Australia Research Trust, there are several prominent research organisations in Australia. Through the generous support of donations, supporters and/or the government, these organisations provide funding for research into diabetes.
Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, established in 2010, is the first national research centre dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological, and social aspects of diabetes. The Centre is the result of a partnership between Diabetes Australia – Victoria and Deakin University. The Centre offers many opportunities for Australians with diabetes to participate actively in research.
Diabetes Research Foundation of Western Australia
The Diabetes Research Foundation of Western Australia (DRFWA) was established in 1976 to research the causes and complications of diabetes and to ultimately find a cure. The DRFWA is a not-for-profit organisation which comprises of an elected Board who believe a cure for diabetes can be found.
Kellion Diabetes Foundation
The untimely death of John Kellion in September 1972 at the age of 38 due to complications of diabetes led to the establishment of the Kellion Diabetes Foundation by his father Claude. For many years this foundation was the only private source of funding in Australia for diabetes research and continues to be a major contributor to the Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART).
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a world leading non-profit, non-governmental contributor to diabetes research. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of medical research.
restoring normal blood glucose levels
preventing and reversing complications
preventing type 1 diabetes.
Australian research supported by JDRF is focused on three goal areas:
Diabetes Research Centre
The Diabetes Research Centre, based in Melbourne, is currently involved in several clinical trials and studies. The centre is often looking for people with diabetes or their family members to become involved in these trials.
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Their work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Barwon Health conducts numerous clinical trials across a number of research departments. At times, researchers will call for participants for their clinical trials. For more information about clinical trials at Barwon Health, contact the Trial Unit Manager on (03) 5226 7621.
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is a world leader in biomedical research, pioneering study into some of the most widespread diseases affecting our community today. Research at Garvan is focused on understanding the role of genes in health and disease as the basis for developing future cures. For over 45 years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved by Garvan scientists in the understanding and treatment of diabetes.
Research advertised below is provided as a service to the diabetes research community, but is not specifically endorsed by Diabetes Australia
Clinical Trials Connect
Clinical Trials Connect (CTC) was established in 2008. CTC is an online participant recruitment website designed to help match members of the Australian community to research opportunities Australia wide, and deliver recruitment solutions to researchers. People can register their interest to participate in trials on the website either as a healthy volunteer or as a patient with an existing medical condition-FREE. For more information.
Thinking Style in Illness study
This study looks at how the way that we tend to think a lot about certain things might influence our thoughts and behaviours that relate to diabetes. For more information
Diabetes Management in a Primary Care Setting
APNA, in conjunction with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, has developed the ‘Diabetes Management in a Primary Care Setting’ online learning course for Primary Health Care Nurses. For more information
Study for Men with Diabetes in Rural Australia
In 2012, Diabetes Counselling Online is taking a particular interest in rural health, given the poor outcome and increasing problems around diabetes in rural and remote regions. For more information
What I Wish I Knew About Diabetes
If you could turn back the clock and give your younger self some advice about type 2 diabetes, what would it be? For more information