Power research that makes an impact

Philanthropy enables us to do the life-changing, evidence-based research that makes a difference to people, and changes the game for Australians.

Our research is focussed on five priority areas, linked to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our expertise across disciplines positions us to excel in these areas and positively impact our communities.

These research themes are:

Speak with us today by calling (03) 9479 2011 or emailing fundraising@latrobe.edu.au about supporting ground-breaking research at La Trobe.

$1 Million to establish the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC)

One in 100 children are affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For grandmother Olga Tennison, her beloved grandson was that one. She wanted answers on what could be done to help her grandson.

Olga's questioning led to her making a significant $1mil leading gift in 2008 to establish Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), Australia's first centre dedicated to ASD research.