The aim of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is to improve the quality of life for patients and families affected by sleep and breathing disorders through enabling prevention, developing more effective treatments and ensuring our basic and clinical research is translated to better clinical outcomes.
At the Woolcock in Sydney, there is a team of more than 200 medical researchers who are committed to investigating the causes of disease, finding better treatments and translating discoveries into new clinical practice.
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research also leads a team of researchers working in Vietnam to tackle important health challenges including tuberculosis, COPD, asthma, tobacco control and antimicrobial resistance. Since 2010, the Woolcock in Vietnam has implemented a series of multi-centre clinical trials together with leading Vietnamese public healthcare and tertiary institutions. This work has an impact not only upon the people of Vietnam, but also much more broadly through the evidence generated from our trials. Our activities have been conducted in 11 Provinces across the country. The Vietnam centre contributes to the Woolcock’s vision to have a global impact upon lung health. Please visit woolcockvietnam.org for more information.
The Woolcock has strong affiliations with many organisations including the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), UNSW Sydney, Sydney Local Health District, Northern Sydney Local Health District and several other major health districts, healthcare provider networks, professional bodies, commercial companies and research funding organisations.
The Woolcock in Sydney also has a clinic, known as the Woolcock Clinic, which offers a full suite of specialised services to treat patients with sleep and respiratory disorders in the one location.
A team of expert medical practitioners provide the best possible care and treatment plans following a thorough review of a patient’s condition. Patients benefit from our world-leading research discoveries which are incorporated into their daily care. The clinic is also equipped to run a range of comprehensive respiratory tests and sleep studies.
The Woolcock is a not-for-profit research institute.