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Past Projects

STRIVE-WA is all about connecting and creating opportunities for students. Check out past projects we have run -  if any of them interest you, feel free to contact us about getting involved!


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.


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.


Opioid prescription patterns and usage across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand: A prospective, multi-centre cohort study.​ We are excited to announce our 2022 collaboration with TASMAN and our involvement in the OPERAS collaborative research project.

To learn more about OPERAS. click here.​

To learn more about TASMAN, click here.


A spiritual successor to the large PREVENTT trial published in The Lancet, POST VENTT is a multi-centre prospective observational study investigating the effects of post-operative anaemia on patient outcomes. As STRIVE's flagship project in 2021, POST VENTT boasts a robust clinician-led structure of medical student mini-teams. If you think you would be up for the challenge, get in contact with the team now.

COVID-19 Student Response

A recent partnership between STRIVE WA and the state’s COVID Research Response (CRR) team has been developed to enhance the fight against the novel coronavirus. STRIVE is leading the student research response to COVID-19 through student recruitment, project development and stakeholder liaison. This collaboration will develop medical students’ research skills, contribute to the ISARIC/WHO Clinical Characteristics protocol and, most importantly, further the global response to COVID-19.

Respiratory Complications After Abdominal Surgery (RECON)

Post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are a common complication of major abdominal surgery and associated with increased morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay. The RECON project was a binational project in both the UK and Australia. It measured compliance to the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA) and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines which provide pre-, intra- and post-operative measures that have been shown to reduce risk of PPCs. 


Management of COMPlicated intra-abdominal collectionS after colorectal Surgery. In partnership with TASMAN Collaborative, STRIVE is helping students participate in this international observational multicentre audit.

COMPASS will assess adherence to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, particularly the routine use of prophylactic drains following colorectal surgery. The project has 25 centres taking part within Australia alone and plans to audit over 5000 patients. Further information is available on the EuroSurg website.

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