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Western Australia

Connecting students and doctors of all levels in collaborative research.



The Student Research Initiative in Western Australia (STRIVE-WA) is a student-led organisation of over 240 members created to support medical students in developing their research and audit skills. STRIVE-WA seeks to provide opportunities for medical students to actively contribute to local and international high-quality research projects.

Advisory help for students looking to be involved in research

Unique authorship model giving credit to all contributors

Collaborative research spanning the globe

Giving students the clinical research and statistical experience for the future

Developing connections and inspiring mentorship


STRIVE-WA is all about connecting and creating opportunities for students. Check out the projects that below -  if any of them interest you, feel free to contact us about getting involved at!


The SNAP-3 (Sprint National Anaesthesia Project) Frailty and Delirium Study will describe the epidemiology of frailty, delirium and multimorbidity within older surgical patients and outcomes. You can read further about the study here.

If you'd like to be involved with SNAP-3, click here.


APOLLO (Acute PresentatiOn of CoLorectaL Cancer: an internatiOnal snapshot) is an international, multi-centre, prospective observational cohort study of acutely presenting colorectal cancer exploring the operative and non-operative management of emergency presentations of colon and rectal cancer globally. The study is being delivered by the European Students Research Collaborative (EuroSurg), and will be facilitated in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand by TASMAN and other local collaborative networks. You can read further about the study here.


HiPPO (Hernias, Pathway and Planetary Outcomes for Inguinal Hernia Surgery) is an international, multi-centre, prospective observational cohort study investigating the management of patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair. The aims are to characterise the global backlog for elective surgery, understand the technique, training and operative variation in hernia repair, and finally to explore environmentally sustainable practices in operating theatres. The study is being delivered by the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery, and will be facilitated in Australia by STORCC. You can read further about the study here.

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Stoma formation in the neonatal period is necessary in many surgical conditions. There remains debate surrounding a number of factors (such as indications, type, timing of closure) and a paucity of quality literature to inform these decisions. RoMaNS (Rates of Morbidity and Mortality associated with Neonatal Stomas), lead by ANZCRAFT, is a prospective multi-centre observational study aiming to assess the rates of morbidity and mortality associated with neonatal stomas in Australia and New Zealand.


Studies of long-term rehabilitation after burn suggest that quality of life for these  individuals is mainly driven by their ability to return to a productive role in their inner (family, friends) and outer (peers, employer) social circles. The level of distress is not adequately addressed in this population, and the psychological needs remain poorly understood in the long term. Boston University academics have developed the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) in the  American cultural context. This study aims to validate an Australian translation of the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) survey & measure recovery of return to participation after burns in the Australian context.


To view STRIVE's past projects, click here.

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