Researcher with microscopeResearch at Fremantle Hospital plays a vital role in the delivery of a high standard of health care in Western Australia.

Read more about our research in the South Metropolitan Health Service Research Report 2017 (PDF 3.4MB).

We have a range of active education and research programs, overseen by the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) Research Ethics and Governance (REG) Unit (external site).

The SMHS REG unit provides ethical and governance review of proposed research projects and monitoring of approved research for all SMHS sites including:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Rockingham Peel Group
  • South Metropolitan Mental Health Service
  • South Metropolitan Population Health Unit.

Researchers, study co-ordinators and study sponsors should contact the REG unit as early as possible when planning a new research project or when considering adding a SMHS site to an existing project.

Research participants

If you are participating in a research project at Fremantle Hospital and are concerned about your rights or wish to complain about any aspect of a research project, please contact the South Metropolitan Health Service Research Ethics and Governance unit by email or phone (08) 6151 1180.