About the Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation

Our History

Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation (RHRF) was established in 2017 to enhance healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes in Australia.
Throughout our history, we have been guided by a mission to provide better outcomes for our patients, to investigate the diseases and illnesses which affect them and to progress the learning and development of those who care for them.

In 2021, we launched an extensive new grants program, made possible by the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. 

With $4 million of funding available every year over a five-year period, our new grants program aims to make a meaningful difference, particularly in the lives of people living with disadvantage, by challenging the social, environmental and societal factors that have driven health inequities of the past. 

Our Board

RHRF is governed by a Board of Directors who guide the direction of the research we fund. The Board is also responsible for monitoring compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, and operational and financial performance.

Our current Board members:

Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC, Chair
Professor John Horvath, AO
Ms Carmel Monaghan 
Professor Cheryl Jones
Professor Helen Christensen, AO
Professor Sally Redman, AO
Ms Jennifer Samson
Dr Robert Herkes

A message from our Chair

Australia truly is the lucky country when it comes to the availability of healthcare expertise and infrastructure. But the circumstances in which we grow, live, work and age can influence how we access this care, as well as our overall health and wellbeing.

I believe every Australian should have an equal opportunity to live a healthy life. That’s why I’m proud to lead the Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation as we strive to achieve better health outcomes and more equitable healthcare through high-quality and innovative research.

By funding meaningful research, the Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation will improve healthcare for all Australian, regardless of how or where they access that care. 

– Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC, Chair of the Board 

Our Impact

RHRF is proud to play a leading role in Australia’s health and medical research sector. We keep track of our work towards improving healthcare for all Australians in our impact reports. You can read about our success to date in the impact reports below.

Impact report 2018 

Impact report 2019

Impact Report 2020-2021

Impact Report 2022-2023