Our internationally recognised research centres and institutes are translating ground-breaking research into cures, treatment strategies and therapies to improve the quality of life for all.
Backed by UNSW’s no.1 ranking for research impact, our dedicated medical research centres and institutes are tackling the world’s most pressing health issues through world-class research with real-world impact.
The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney, that works to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Their specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities, in order to build a safer, healthier world.
NDARC at UNSW Sydney is Australia’s leading research group in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. NDARC produces evidence-based, multidisciplinary research to increase the effectiveness of intervention, treatment, and policy responses to AOD related harm.
CHeBA is a world leader in the investigation of healthier brain ageing and better clinical care of age-related brain diseases. Their mission is to conduct innovative research and provide the empirical basis to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to achieve healthy brain ageing for all individuals.
CPHCE conducts research to improve primary health care and health equity. The Centre is committed to research and translation that impacts on policy and practice. Its research is co-produced with consumers and communities and addresses challenges to health and the health care system at national, state and local levels.
CCCR provides major advances in childhood cancer research. Working in clinical partnerships, across an impressive range of important translational research projects, they strive to improve the outcomes for all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering.
CBDRH maximises the use of sources of health big data to enhance health and wellbeing for all, undertaking research that spans a broad range of health issues. The centre will tackle any health issue that can be informed through research using large-scale electronic data.
MRC tackles globally significant diseases by exploring the role of the microbiome. The centre strives to be the preeminent comprehensive research centre on microbiome-related research across the Southern Hemisphere.
We provide support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, health and public health research.
|Project title||Area or Centre||Chief Investigator|
|Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention: CRESP II||Black Dog Institute||Scientia Professor Helen Christensen|
|Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines Intelligence||School of Population Health||Sallie-Anne Pearson|
|Reducing salt intake using food policy interventions||The George Institute for Global Health||Professor Bruce Neal|
|BREATHE - mitigating airborne threats to health||The Kirby Institute||Professor Raina MacIntyre|
|Centre for Research Excellence in the accelerated implementation of new point-of-care technology for infectious diseases||The Kirby Institute||Professor Rebecca Guy|
|The Australian Centre for the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases||The Kirby Institute||Scientia Professor John Kaldor|
|Violence Perpetration: Profiling, Prediction and Prevention||School of Population Health||Professor Tony Butler|
|Healthy Food, Healthy Planet, Healthy People||The George Institute for Global Health||Dr Simone Pettigrew|
|Transforming the Diagnosis and Management of Severe Neurocognitive Disorders through Genomics||Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)||Associate Professor Tony Roscioli|
|Vascular Contributions to Dementia (VCD-CRE) - a transformative approach to reducing the burden of cognitive disorders||Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)||Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev|
|Energy transitions, air pollution and health in Australia||South West Sydney Clinical Campus, School of Clinical Medicine||Scientia Professor Guy Marks|