Austal Giving

Austal Giving

In 2006 the hardworking staff at Austal started their own version of the Freo Doctor Lottery and have retained that commitment to fundraising every year since. Austal Company matches every dollar raised by their employees and to date more than $250,000 has been donated to Spinnaker, meaning we can fund an additional research project each year.

“Austal is very proud of, and grateful for the opportunity to support the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation – to help fund medical research projects that are making a real difference to people’s lives in our local community.” said Paul Sparke, Austal’s Marketing Manager.

Paul said the team at Austal was really proud to have helped to achieve real breakthroughs in the treatment of a number of medical conditions over the past 14 years. “We look forward to continuing our valued relationship and building upon our past successes to help even more people in our community.”

Austal Giving History

2007

The significance of the interaction between two genes in iron overload disease

STAFF OF AUSTAL AWARD

Dr Ross Graham,
Dr Debbie Trinder,
Prof John Olynyk

2008

Do zinc transporters play a role in iron overload?

AUSTAL AWARD

Dr Ross Graham,
Dr Debbie Trinder,
Prof John Olynyk

2009

Influence of two mutations on liver iron loading.

STAFF OF AUSTAL AWARD

Dr Ross Graham,
A/Prof Debbie Trinder,
Prof John Olynyk,
Mr Roheeth Delima

2010

Understanding why Southern European migrants have an increased risk of diabetes and it’s complications.

AUSTAL AWARD

Dr Brett Sillars

2011

Non-transferrin bound iron in disorders of iron overload.

AUSTAL

Mr Roheeth Delima

2012

Use of skin thickness measured by high frequency ultrasound as an indicator of leg ulcer healing in patients with chronic venous disease.

SPONSORED BY AUSTAL

Dr Thanuja Athukoralalage

(left and Prof Mike Stacey completed)

2012

Differences in innate immune signalling of patients
with ulcerative colitis.

SPONSORED BY AUSTAL

Dr Angela Chew,
Prof Ian Lawrance

2014

Modulating Toll-like receptor signalling and complex assembly by phosphatidycholine to prevent intestinal fibrostenosis in patients with Crohn’s disease.

SPONSORED BY AUSTAL

Dr A C Chew

2015

Diabetes in Aboriginals – An autoimmune disease?

SPONSORED BY AUSTAL STAFF

A/Prof Wendy Davis

2016

Using liver slice cultures to analyse the role of two
key signalling pathways for liver cell types regulating fibrosis to find novel targets for the treatment of chronic liver disease.

SPONSORED BY AUSTAL STAFF

Mr Francis Gratte

2017

Do patients with type 2 diabetes and foot ulcers have problems with memory and self-care?

SPONSORED BY AUSTAL STAFF

Dr Emma J Hamilton