The late Edith Marion Hearn generously left part of her estate to Fremantle Hospital for research into incurable diseases. Fremantle Hospital entrusted the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation, formerly known as the Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation, with the promotion, assessment and administration of the application process.
2018 / 2019 grant winners:
- Mrs Jocelyn Drinkwater (Chief Investigator) with A/Prof Wendy Davis, Prof Tim Davis, A/Prof Angus Turner, Dr Brad Davis and Dr Fred Chen
Project Title: “The relationship between macrovascular disease and retinopathy in type 2 diabetes”
- Dr Melanie Burkhardt (Chief Investigator) with Prof Bu Yeap and Dr Gerry Fegan
Project Title: “Prospective clinical trial evaluating the effects of behavioural intervention on adherence to self-care activities, glycaemic control, psychological wellbeing and quality of life in adults with complex diabetes”