Translating research into practice

12 December 2019

MSWA is proud to continue its focus on funding unique, outcomes-driven research projects locally, nationally and globally. This year, for the first time, MSWA adds Western Australian institution, Edith Cowan University, to its list of local research partnerships.

As part of this partnership, MSWA will fund two ECU research projects which will identify the best ways to personalise treatment for individuals living with a neurological condition.

This research aims to develop a systematic profile of people with MS, Stroke, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

ECU Executive Dean, Medical and Health Sciences, Professor Moira Sim, who is overseeing the research project, said she’s excited to be able to conduct the research which will be funded over 12 months.

“This will provide a foundation for future research projects that will benefit individuals living with neurological conditions,” said Professor Sim.

“While the funded research projects are currently in preliminary stages, we’re confident that through holistic profiling we will be able to improve day-to-day life for many people living with a neurological condition.”

MSWA CEO Marcus Stafford AM said he was delighted to be able to fund this important work.

“This is the first year we’re funding research through ECU and we’re incredibly excited to see what may be possible,” said Mr Stafford.

“This year we’ve contributed $3.5million to research, $1m of which is allocated to researching a variety of neurological conditions, showcasing our commitment to supporting conditions in addition to MS.”

Recruitment for this study will begin soon. If you’re living with a neurological condition and would like to be involved in this research, or you would like more information, please email

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