Research Foundation and Institute

In 2005 Cerebral Palsy Alliance established a Research Foundation to fund Australian and international research to find a prevention and cure for cerebral palsy – a condition that affects more than 17 million people around the world.

The Foundation is also committed to improving the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy by funding research into improving early diagnosis which can reduce the long term impact of the disability, treatments (interventions) and technology innovations.

With the support of our donors and the research community we are making significant progress towards achieving our goals.

Our Impact

Thanks to the dedication of researchers and donor support, we’ve made significant steps towards finding the answers to cerebral palsy.

Our Research Institute

Thanks to the dedication of researchers and donor support, we’ve made significant steps towards finding the answers to cerebral palsy.

Chair of Cerebral Palsy

In 2009 Cerebral Palsy Alliance appointed Professor Badawi as Australia’s first Chair of Cerebral Palsy to oversee projects funded by the Research Foundation.

Chair of Technology

In 2017 Cerebral Palsy Alliance appointed Associate Professor Alistair McEwan as the Ainsworth Chair of Technology and Innovation.

Council of Governors

The Research Foundation is supported by Governors who act in a volunteer capacity to attract philanthropic and corporate support to further the impact of our research.

Our Ambassadors

The Research Foundation is supported by Governors who act in a volunteer capacity to attract philanthropic and corporate support to further the impact of our research.

Our vision is to fund the world’s best and brightest researchers to find ways to improve current interventions and ultimately find a prevention and cure for cerebral palsy.

Our purpose is to:

  • Support research to improve therapies and interventions for people living with cerebral palsy today
  • Support high quality evidence-based research into the prevention and cure of cerebral palsy
  • Shape the direction of future research into the cure, prevention and management of cerebral palsy
  • Build careers dedicated to investigating cerebral palsy research.

Our strategy is to accelerate progress towards finding prevention and cure for cerebral palsy in our lifetime.

We are working to achieve this by:

  • Funding research with the most potential for breakthroughs
  • Encouraging researchers to adopt cerebral palsy as their area of study
  • Collaborating with the best researchers from around the world, and sharing the information globally
  • Developing key partnerships with supporters.

We know progress is possible when research receives the funding it needs to find breakthroughs.

By having many researchers come together and focus their attention on investigating cerebral palsy, we can reach our goal to find a prevention and cure.
Rob White, CEO Cerebral Palsy Alliance