WOOLCOCK INSTITUTE STRATEGY: 2019-2021
Improved quality of life for individuals and families affected by sleep, breathing and lung disorders.
The Woolcock Institute aspires to maintain our world leading research impact by the translation of sleep, respiratory and lung cancer research into better clinical outcomes globally.
Who are we?
Currently ranked as the leading Australian sleep and respiratory research institute, the Woolcock is a globally renowned network of researchers and clinicians who deal with the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and sleep disorders.
We support open, respectful discussion, effective communication, transparent decision making and productive internal governance practices
In particular, we show respect at all times for staff, patients, families and carers as well as referring clinicians
We strive for excellence and innovation in research, research translation, clinical care and patient outcomes
We actively seek mutually beneficial internal and external partnerships
We strive to obtain the best possible outcomes with our multidisciplinary and multifaceted approach to addressing respiratory and sleep disorders
We support and, where possible, resource individuals and teams to achieve their goals and potential
We explore creative ways of providing quality career and learning opportunities for researchers, students, associates and staff
Collaborators and stakeholders
PARTNERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS
The Institute has strong affiliations with many organisations including the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), UNSW Sydney, Sydney Local Health District, Northern Sydney Local Health District, National Lung Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam and several other major health districts, health care provider networks, professional bodies, commercial companies and research funding organisations.
In addition, the Woolcock’s scientists and clinicians collaborate with colleagues across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. We also operate a branch office in Vietnam (Woolcock Vietnam).
Strengthening our world class position by broadening and deepening our range of research into sleep and respiratory disorders
Building on progress with lung cancer and emphysema initiatives to change the life of patients
Expanding the work of the clinics and improve the patient voice
Establishing a new physical home for the Woolcock
Developing a program for recruitment of PhD students
Increasing the contribution of philanthropy to the Woolcock sustainability and success
Improving our profile by increasing our media and social media presence
Establishing new clinical research networks in NSW, nationally and internationally
Exploring ways to build our impact in Asia particularly Vietnam
Each of our five strategic objectives is supported by a comprehensive set of actions and initiatives as detailed in our Strategic Plan 2019-2021.
Strategic Objective: To grow research quality and impact, and enhance research training.
B. Clinics, Clinical Care and Education
Strategic Objective: To maximise clinic quality, research engagement, and the impact of education activities.
Strategic Objective: To grow and deepen mutually beneficial research and clinical partnerships and collaborations.
D. Development and Branding
Strategic Objective: To refresh and enhance our brand and reputation and step up performance in development and fundraising.
E. The Organisation, People and Systems
Strategic Objective: To continue to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness.
Performance against each of the five strategic objectives is monitored by the Board and Management against a number of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), each of which sets a three-year target to be achieved over the life of the plan.