LIWA has partnerships and affiliations with a wide range of universities and leading respiratory organisations which enhance the Institute’s capacity in many different ways. These include:
Westcare is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and to assist with their integration into the community. The alliance with Westcare Industries enhances the endeavours of both organisations to ensure that tuberculosis and other lung infections receive greater recognition as a major disability and receives appropriate support.
Westcare promotes research into TB and other infectious diseases, and helps promote the public recognition of breathlessness as a disability.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
The Institute is very fortunate to have the support of senior management from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The Hospital has generously allowed the Institute to utilise and develop space on the campus for its operations.
The University of Western Australia
The Institute enjoys a strong relationship with UWA, initially through a formal Affiliation Agreement, then with the establishment of the Centre for Asthma Allergy and Respiratory Research within the School of Medicine and Pharmacology since January 2005, which was renewed in 2009. All our senior staff hold honorary or adjunct appointments with the Centre, giving them comparable status with UWA salaried staff regarding access to UWA facilities. The Centre administers the WA Node of the CRC for Asthma and Airways and works with UWA to ensure that our respective obligations to the CRC are fulfilled.
The Institute signed an Affiliation Agreement with Curtin University in June 2006, allowing LIWA to offer PhD Scholarships to Curtin students and foster research collaborations.
The West Australian Institute of Medical Research
The West Australian Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR) is Western Australia's premier adult medical research institute, investigating the genetic and environmental causes of a range of diseases.