AOA Research Foundation

The mission of the AOA Research Foundation is to promote and support research into musculo-skeletal disorders.

The Foundation values excellence, integrity and professionalism in the acquisition of knowledge through ethical research.

The AOA Research Fund was established in 1970. It was formally incorporated as an approved Research Insitute in 1998 and re-named the AOA Research Foundation Limited. Legal and financial separation from the AOA was finalised in 2000 and set out in deed of co-operation.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors with a Research Advisory Committee which makes recommendations to the Board concerning the distribution of research funding.

The Foundation continues to successfully raise, manage and distribute funds to support research into musculo-skeletal disorders. Over the last 12 years the Research Foundation has given approximately $1.5million to support 50 research projects.

Board of Directors

Minoo K Patel

David K Martin

General Directors
Stephen E Graves
John B North
Paul N Smith

Secretary to the Board
Adrian R Cosenza

Advisory Committee

Greg Bain (SA) 
Zsolt J Balogh (NSW)
Michelle Dowsey (VIC) 
Ian Harris (NSW)
Adrian Low (NSW)
Russell K Miller (VIC)
Minoo K Patel – Chair (VIC)
Martin D Richardson (VIC)
Allan P Skirving (WA)