Research Impact

Research Impact

SPINNAKER STORIES

Research isn’t only about improvements in diagnosis, treatment and care. It is about preventions that aim to keep you out of hospital and ensure your quality of life is underpinned by good health.

Our Spinnaker Stories are a collection of thoughts, journeys and experiences from our extended Spinnaker family who are personally connected to medical research. We invite you to read and enjoy these inspiring stories, told by members of your community.

WARREN'S STORY

It’s when someone’s heart isn’t working well that they might meet Warren. 

BRETT'S STORY

Brett Driessen’s life took a life-threatening turn when an unknown virus invaded, and ultimately, destroyed his heart.

GEOFF'S STORY

One balmy afternoon in 2009, Geoff Fisher's heart suddenly stopped. Yet that's where this extraordinary story begins.

ED'S STORY

Ed is an ardent researcher, determined to ask questions and to do better for his patients.

ANNETTE'S STORY

“For the rest of my career lung cancer will remain the biggest cancer killer of Australians. It kills more women than breast cancer."

ADNAN'S STORY

This accomplished oncologist and celebrated researcher is changing & saving lives with his relentless passion for uncovering new treatments through groundbreaking clinical trials. 

SHAIL'S STORY

“Some people want to be surgeons and hold a knife. I wanted to hold the babies,” Dr Shail Mehta says with a quiet chuckle.

DAYSE'S STORY

Dayse Tavora-Vieira is leading the world in single-sided deafness research, driven by her commitment to provide the best possible care to her patients.

PETER'S STORY

The burly bulldozer operator with a heart of gold has a cochlear implant he reckons saved his life. “They’ve just been so bloody good to me. There’s no other way you can say it.”

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