Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
Meet our passionate and dedicated team.
Meet our Board and Governance team.
THRF adopts extremely high transparency standards when reporting our financials.
Supports research into the detection, management and treatment of breast cancer.
Funds vital medical research into the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as preventing the metastatic spread of the disease.
We are passionate and determined to improve heart health and beat heart disease through advances in knowledge and research.
Our aim is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes in Australia and around the world.
Supports health and wellbeing research for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation and research to develop best-practice arts, design and health programs.
Do you want to join our team? Check out current career opportunities here.
View some of the commonly asked questions about our organisation.
We are so grateful to those who donate their time and skills to support life-changing medical research. Find out more…
Get in touch with us here.
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) says a fond farewell and thank you to Melinda OLeary, our Chair of three years.
As a Member of the THRF Board for the last seven years, Melinda has been a passionate and dedicated leader, making an invaluable addition to the Board and bringing a wealth of insight and experience to her role.
A co-founder and consultant with Nova Systems, an Engineering and Project Management company, Melinda joined THRF as a Board Member in 2010 and since then has contributed her extensive experience in business and HR both at a board level and as former chair of the HR committee.
Having worked with Melinda for the last six years, THRF Chief Executive Officer Paul Flynn says her contribution to the organisation has been extensive and she’ll be sorely missed.
“It’s been an honour to serve as CEO with Melinda as THRF Chair for the last three years,” Paul said.
“Melinda has played an integral role in the growth of THRF over the last few years, leading us through an incredible period of growth.
“On behalf of the THRF Board and staff members, I want to thank Melinda for her years of service and leadership and wish her good luck with her future endeavours.”
We’re thrilled to announce existing Board Member Dr Stephen Rodda, Chief Executive of UniSA Ventures PtyLtd will take over as Chair.
Dr Rodda was educated at the University of Adelaide gaining a first-class honours degree, a PhD in Biochemistry and was awarded the University Medal. He has a combined 16 years of experience in the areas of scientific research, research management, technology commercialisation, investment management and corporate governance. Dr Rodda holds an MBA, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has undertaken the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School.
“We’re very excited to welcome Dr Rodda to his new position and look forward to working together to continue to expand our support to vital research and patient care initiatives in our South Australian hospitals,” Paul said.