Supporting our researchers

Our innovative research addresses global challenges and creates a better world in a knowledge-based economy. Your generosity helps ensure this vital work continues.


Murdoch University is one of a small group of research intensive universities in Australia. Our university is nationally recognised for maintaining a per capita research output that is amongst the highest in the nation.

Murdoch University staff and students are involved in research across a wide range of fields of key importance to Western Australia and beyond. You can assist the development of research at Murdoch University through scholarships, funding of staff positions and support for specialist equipment and facilities.

Your support helps us join the fight against COVID-19

McCusker Charitable Foundation

The McCusker Charitable Foundation has joined the fight against COVID-19 with a major financial contribution to the critical research program being undertaken at the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC).

The McCusker Charitable Foundation was established for charitable purposes aimed at improving health and education, with an emphasis on Western Australia.  

Funding from the Foundation has been used to establish the ANPC COVID-19 Risk Prediction Unit, increasing the centre's research capacity as the world prepares for the second wave of infections and future viral threats.

The grant also expands the team within Murdoch's Centre for Computational and Systems Medicine (CCSM). Led by Professor Elaine Holmes, the CCSM is the data science engine of the critical research program, harnessing the technology of the ANPC to generate deep phenotypic profiles of biological samples.

This is the greatest emergent healthcare challenge on the planet and there is no better equipped metabolic lab in Australia, or possibly anywhere, to undertake this type of investigative work in an excellent clinical and hospital framework.Professor Elaine Holmes.