What is the MORI Foundation?

The Melbourne Orthopaedic Research Institute Foundation was set up by the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group to encourage a research environment in which state of the art clinical research could flourish in the setting of a busy private practice.

How does it work?

The Foundation has a sitting board of directors that includes eminent research personnel from various institutions in Melbourne . The foundation has direct responsibility for running the research fellowship, which over the last 10 years has assisted in the sub-specialty training of many overseas and local orthopaedic specialists. It also receives donations from both corporate and private donors who contribute tax deductible donations to the foundation to allow its continuing function. MORI surgeons, fellows and allied staff such as physiotherapists apply for funding of equipment, staffing and other support to complete clinical research projects.

What is its Track Record?

The MORI Research Foundation has funded 63 fellows since the first fellow commenced at Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in 1993. Many fellows have already returned to academic leadership positions in different countries, including Canada , England , India, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Sri Lanka . Research had been published regularly in leading journals of many orthopaedic sub-specialties.

Please contact Practice CEO Lisa Wheeler for further information:
Email: lwheeler@mog.com.au

Our Affiliations

At the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group we believe that research and evidence based medicine form the foundation of best medical practice, with the ultimate goal of obtaining the best possible outcomes for our patients. As such, several of us are actively involved in various research activities, with our group being closely affiliated with the Department of Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University.

We have 3 main research groups which focus on

  • Upper limb surgery (MOGULS)
  • Hip, Knee Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine
  • Foot and Ankle surgery

See our current projects in progress or view our most recent publications.