Clinical Trials

Join a Clinical Trial

If you live with a respiratory illness, a clinical trial may give you access to new, innovative treatments as well as first class care from a range of specialists.

Clinical trials are research studies involving people. They test ways to treat and prevent disease and are the gold standard tests for decisions on whether a treatment works and if it is more effective than an alternative treatment.

Each trial is different, so read our FAQs to find out more.

Find out which clinical trials you may be eligible for or contact Sandy Burnett our Clinical Trials Recruitment Officer at 6457 4482.


alyssa-and-felicity4“Being in a clinical trial has been a really positive experience.”

Ten years ago Alyssa found out she had alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1), an inherited genetic condition where a person has low blood levels of a protein known as the alpha-1 antitrypsin protease. Alpha-1 causes an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the form of emphysema.

Alyssa’s Specialist suggested that she take part in a new study with our Clinical Trials Unit. She has been on the trial for 26 weeks now and says:

“Being in a clinical trial has been a really positive experience. The nurses are lovely and easy to talk to. As for my health, some days I feel great – really great!”

Clinical Trials was last modified: April 27th, 2017 by Sarah Cermak