Evidence-based, patient-focused.


The Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre is a not-for-profit tax deductible charity formed in 2009 by three directors, all involved in clinical research. It is named after Edward Gough Whitlam, who was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975 and local member for Werriwa, in south-west Sydney (where the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre is based) from 1952-1978. His government made many changes over a short period of time, including abolishing tertiary education fees, and implementing universal health insurance. More information on Gough Whitlam can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gough_Whitlam.

The researchers supported by the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre are based in southwest Sydney, Australia, and are linked to the University of NSW, the University of Sydney, and NSW Health. WORC operates within the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

Our Aim

The goal of the organisation is to inform healthcare providers about best practices to improve the outcomes and minimise the harms from healthcare interventions.