Patient care through research, collaboration and mentorship.

HLRI-WA is a registered charitable medical research organisation dedicated to advanced heart and lung disease.

Our Mission

We join brilliant scientists with skilled clinicians in understanding heart and lung disease, developing effective therapies and bringing these to our patients.

Through our research we aim to


Restore and preserve quality of life to more patients with heart and lung disease.


Improve the diagnostic and treatment options for patients with heart and lung disease patients.


Provide opportunities and mentorship for upcoming scientists


Translate our research into novel solutions accessible to clinicians, patients and the community


Today our institute runs preclinical laboratories within the Harry Perkins Institute on the Fiona Stanley Hospital Campus as well as complimentary facilities at Murdoch University.


We are proud of our researchers and now boast nurse scientists in our laboratories as well as university students and junior doctors learning from senior clinicians and scientists. Mentorship and collaboration are core to our efforts.

Breaths & Beats Ride for Research

On May 7th 2023 15 heart and lung transplant recipients lead 230 cyclists challenging themselves by taking part in our inaugural 34km Breaths and Beats Ride for Research. Our fundraising ride, starting and finishing at Fiona Stanley Hospital, raised almost a quarter of a million dollars which will support vital research improving the lives of all in the community with advanced heart and lung disease.

aLEXANDRAHeart Transplant Recipient

The people we help

Intro about the research and how this has helped Alexandra with a new heart transplant.

“I don't know where I would have been without the help of the Heart & Lung Research Institute! Thank you so much for all your dedication and hard work."

- Stacey Richards

“We are really blessed having such advanced research facilities here in Western Australia"

- Paul De Koning
Our Funding and Research Partners

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Level 2 Harry Perkins Institute
5 Robin Warren Dr., Murdoch WA 6150