Fast Facts: TQEH research in 2015

In 2015:

  • – over $14.5 million in external research funding was obtained by the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH
  • – researchers include clinical/research staff at TQEH plus 120 research staff who are based at the BHI
  • – 76 postgraduate students were enrolled through the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia
  • – 19 higher degrees (Masters and PhD) were awarded
  • – over 330 publications were published in peer-reviewed journals

Full details can be found in the 2015 TQEH Research Report.

What is the BHI?

The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research is the productive research arm of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Institute, a $19 milliion purpose-built research facility, was opened in March 2009 and is located on Woodville Road opposite the main campus of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It is located 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in the city’s western suburbs.

All research groups have strong links to the clinical divisions within the Hospital underpinning The Institute’s overarching focus on translational health research. This ‘bench to bedside’ approach is at the forefront of an emerging area of medical science that aims to improve public health through collaborative discoveries and innovations in patient care, education and research.

Research conducted by The Institute covers a broad spectrum, exploring causes, potential improvements in therapeutic outcomes and the prevention of some of the most serious and common health conditions facing our community today. These include cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, respiratory diseases and stroke.

The Institute also has long-standing teaching and research affiliations with the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University, which offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate research training opportunities. Several academic departments, including the University of Adelaide Disciplines of Surgery, Medicine and Psychiatry, are based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Where is the BHI?

The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research is the research arm of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia .

The Institute is located on the corner of Woodville Road and Simpson Street, Woodville South SA 5011 (diagonally opposite the main hospital campus).

Postal Address: 28 Woodville Road, Woodville South SA 5011
Location address: 37a Woodville Road, Woodville South SA 5011

Phone: +61 8 8222 7427
Fax:       +61 8 8222 7872

The Facility Manager is Ms Kathryn Hudson.

Can I get to the BHI using public transport?

The Institute is located approximately 15 minutes west of the Adelaide CBD in Woodville, adjacent to the Port Road & Woodville Road intersection. Excellent regular bus services include:

  • Woodville Road bus 300 or 100 – stop 220 (western or eastern sides of road)
  • Port Road bus 150 or 157 – stop 21 (northeast and southwest sides of road)

The Woodville Railway Station is only a short walk away (approximately 900m).

More information and timetables from Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking at the BHI?

TQEH/BHI staff parking is available (however fees and waiting lists apply).

Visitor parking is available at the main TQEH carpark; the first two hours are free.

No visitor parking is available at The Institute.

A taxi rank is located outside the main TQEH campus on Woodville Road.

Who do I contact if I wish to conduct my research at the BHI?

For groups wishing to locate their research at the Basil Hetzel Institute please contact the Facility Manager, Kathryn Hudson.

For postgraduate students interested in undertaking Research Higher Degrees please contact TQEH Research Secretariat, Gwenda Graves.

Who provides research funds at the BHI?

Significant sources of funding for research undertaken at the BHI include:

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) funds research activity at The Institute from donations, bequests and the Foundation’s twice yearly home lotteries. The Foundation also provides generous funding to the BHI to purchase new and replacement laboratory equipment.

Cancer Council of South Australia

National Heart Foundation (NHF)

University of Adelaide

University of South Australia