The Woolcock's mission is to improve the respiratory and sleep health of all Australians through:
- To be a prestigious and identifiable network for research relating to the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and sleep disorders
- To nurture a working relationship between research and clinical application, including research training and clinical training.
- To promote respiratory and sleep health in (but not restricted to) Australia by informing the community, teaching students and advising governments, practitioners, advocacy groups and industry about respiratory diseases, sleep disorders and research findings.
- To conduct all activities within an effective and efficient management framework.
- To provide support-on-request to associated researchers during the early-stage of commercialisation of research outputs and related services.
- To identify and initiate research in emerging fields of respiratory and sleep medicine, by commissioning pilot projects within the network and between network members and other partners.
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia's leading respiratory and sleep research organisations. Our aim is to foster, develop and promote research into the fields of respiratory and sleep medicine.
With a world-class network of specialised researchers, we deal with the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and sleep disorders. In the words of Professor Jeffrey Drazen, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University and Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, the Woolcock is one of the top six such institutes world-wide.
At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Woolcock Institute, held on 14 November 2012, Members resolved to replace the 30 year old Memorandum & Articles of Association of the Institute with a new, modern form Constitution. The Board of the Woolcock felt it was time to review the Constitution generally to make sure it was consistent with the current form of the Corporations Act and that it followed market best practice in terms of governance.
The Board would like to place on record its great appreciation to leading global Asian law firm, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), for the excellent legal support they provided to the Woolcock in connection with this governance reform. KWM generously offered to assist the Woolcock in relation to this important matter on a pro bono basis. Stephen Jaques & Stephen, a predecessor firm of KWM, conducted the legal work in setting up the Woolcock a little over 30 years ago.
Click here to view the Constitution.
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