The people driving our achievements.

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At DRWA, we are proud to be supporting Western Australian researchers in their quest to understand diabetes.

We are fortunate to have some of the world’s most esteemed diabetes researchers right here in WA, leading the way in the development of diabetes treatments and new preventative measures. Meet our incredible research team.


Grant Morahan, City Beach

Director at WA's Centre for Diabetes Research.

Associate Researcher

Lakshini Herat, Stirling

RPH Research Foundation Fellow & UWA School of Biomedical Sciences.

Assistant Professor

Vance Mathews, Kelmscott

Research Fellow School of Medicine and Pharmacology, The University of Western Australia.

Dr Aveni Haynes, Perth

Research Fellow at The Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia, 2019 DRWA Clinical Research Project Grant Recipient.


Kevin Pfleger, Nedlands

Director Biomedical Innovation at The University of Western Australia. Head of Molecular Endocrinology & Pharmacology at The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research WA.


Yogesan Kanagasingam, Perth

2018 DRWA Clinical Research Project Grant Recipient, Professor at the School of Medicine at the University in Notre Dame.


Girish Dwivedi, Dalkeith

2021 DRWA Clinical Research Project Grant Recipient.


Aleksandra Filipovska, Stirling

2021 DRWA Basic Science Project Recipient.


Fergal O’Gara, South Perth

2018 DRWA Basic Science Project Grant Recipient.

Dr Mary Abraham, Perth

Be the driving force behind our research.

Behind every discovery is a generous donation. Please support the life-changing work of our researchers and donate to Diabetes Research WA today.