Clinical Trials Centre

Our clinical trials centre reflects our traditional strength in drugs, devices and other clinical interventions, but the Centre also works in health promotion and prevention. Our community based trials group works closely with general practices in Perth and regional Western Australia to address important questions related to CVD prevention. We actively recruit patients to participate in our clinical trials. It gives participants an opportunity to contrubute to important medical research as well as being at the forefront disease treatment.

If you are interested in participating in our Clinical Trials please call 1800 971 022.

Some current Clinical Trials we are conducting include:

STAREE – (Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly) – studying the effects of statins on healthy ageing,

  • Currently recruiting participants –  people 70 years of age or older in good health (who do not have a history of heart disease or  diabetes) and who are not currently taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication)
  • Initially two visits with our research nurse, then annual visits for 5 years; visits are most usually conducted at your GP’s practice
  • Participants randomised to STAREE have the option of being involve in the STAREE Biobank
  • Collaboration with Monash University and general practitioners,  and funded by an NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) grant
  • For further information, or to register your interest telephone 1800 770 664 or email or visit the website


The Quartet study is now open for enrolment. Quartet will investigate whether taking an ultra-low dose of four medications (contained in the one tablet) is beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure. Read more about the study and register your interest here.


INTEGRATEan integrated general practice and pharmacy based intervention for individuals at high cardiovascular risk

  • Pilot completed, study currently in set up
  • Eligible participants to be identified by participating general practitioners

SPIRIT  -  a multi-centre survey of patients with treatment resistant hypertension

  • Collection of de-identified data from specialist centres managing treatment resistant hypertension
  •  Survey does not require patient contact