Institute for Respiratory Health

The Institute for Respiratory Health is a charitable organisation and one of Australia’s only integrated scientific and clinical research institute dedicated specifically to investigating respiratory disease.

We are a non-government, not for profit organization which was founded in February 1998 by Professor Philip Thompson, a leading respiratory clinician who is well recognised for his achievements in research and clinical respiratory medicine.

We are incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (WA), are a registered charity and have been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient for donations.

The operations of the Institute are overseen by a Board of Directors and an Annual Report is produced for its members.

Our Research Units

Our Vision

To improve the life of everyone living with a respiratory condition.

Our Mission

The Institute for Respiratory Health is a collaborative respiratory research organisation. We aim to improve the life of everyone living with respiratory ­­conditions in Australia by bringing together world-class researchers and dedicated clinicians to investigate, diagnose, treat and prevent respiratory conditions. Our work gives hope for a better future to those with respiratory diseases.

clinical trial

Our Clinical Trials Unit

Our Objectives

  1. Research Excellence

    We conduct and foster innovative basic and clinical research to prevent, and better understand respiratory conditions and improve their diagnosis and management.

  2. Clinical Excellence

    We translate our research into improved treatments for people with respiratory conditions.

  3. Campaigning and Education

    We campaign in Western Australian for an increased awareness of and investment in respiratory education and research.