RPH Imaging Research Fund

In the late 1990s, Professor Michael Lawrence-Brown, Vascular Surgeon, and Mr David Hartley, Medical Imaging Technologist, developed an abdominal aortic stent graft while employed at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH). The royalties from this device sit under the governance of the East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) and are administered through a steering committee.

In 2015, Cabinet approved the use of these royalties for the establishment of two Professorial Chairs of Vascular Surgery and Radiology. In addition to supporting the Chair positions, the steering committee has endorsed the provision of a funding budget to be allocated for research grants across both Vascular Surgery and Radiology. This established the RPH Imaging Research Fund.

Visit the History page to learn more about the history of the RPH Imaging Research Fund.

Grant Programs

The RPH Imaging Research Fund is seeking applicants for research grants for Radiology related research.

The program is funding two PhD scholarships:

  • The Turab Chakera fellowship for medical PhD candidature intending to undertake original radiology research.
  • The David Hartley fellowship for non-medical candidates intending to undertake original radiology research.

The program will also be seeking applications for research grants under a formal application process up to a value of $80,000. Applications must be submitted by 9 April 2020 and will be assessed in May with funding made available in July 2020.

Small project grants of up to $20,000 may be applied for at any time.

To apply for a grant and to learn more about the application process, please visit the Grant Programs page.

Contact Us

Phone: 9224 1069

Email: RPHImagingResearchCommittee@health.wa.gov.au