The South West Sydney Clinical Campuses comprise the UNSW efforts at Liverpool, Bankstown, Campbelltown, Fairfield and Braeside in the south west of Sydney. We work closely with local clinical facilities and the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research across south western Sydney. The Clinical Campus is focused on further developing the educational and research opportunities for UNSW students, staff and conjoints across the south west. The campus is also home to the state-of-the-art South West Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre.  

The Clinical Campus works closely with a number of our partners in the developing Liverpool Health and Innovation Precinct, Campbelltown Health and Education Precinct and the Bankstown Health and Education Precinct. Our goal is to grow the UNSW presence in health, education and research in south western Sydney.  

History

UNSW established its presence in south western Sydney in 1989 following an agreement signed by the Vice Chancellor of UNSW and the Chairman of the Board of the South Western Sydney Area Health Service (SWSAHS). The agreement was to create a teaching Area Health Service and not simply a teaching hospital. It included the public hospitals of Liverpool, Fairfield, Bankstown, Campbelltown and Bowral as well as the associated community and public health services.

In 1990, the first students commenced terms in south western Sydney as an integral part of their fourth year program involving community medicine and general medicine and surgery. All of UNSW’s medicine students rotated for a period of six weeks and were accommodated on the campuses across the south west. In 1991, approximately 20 were allocated for all of their clinical teaching in fourth, fifth and sixth years. Up to one hundred students were accommodated in facilities at any time in the south west.

UNSW made a number of appointments including professorships in community medicine, pathology (conjoint), psychiatry, medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology and intensive care. The first UNSW Chair in General Practice was established in an academic unit at Fairfield Hospital. This was followed by appointments of senior lecturers in medicine and surgery and conjoint appointments at senior academic levels in all the disciplines.

The initial organisational steps involved joint planning and management committees with the Area Health Service and within the Clinical School and establishment of a Clinical School Committee, a committee for teaching, a Board of Medical Studies and a Research Advisory Committee. The Board of Medical Studies was responsible for oversight of undergraduate and postgraduate education and the Overseas Doctors Training Program.

In the early period, Clinical School meetings were held on different hospital campuses of the Area Health Service so that the whole of the health service in the south west of Sydney could be part of the new academic enterprise.

The transition from purely clinical services to an environment of teaching, research and clinical endeavour was achieved harmoniously. The leadership and collaboration of senior clinicians was outstanding as they welcomed the new academics and specialists to this part of Sydney.

One of the most important early tasks was to promote resources to support research development. This was achieved through collaboration of academics with the Area Health Service in founding the Health Research Foundation Sydney South West and the Ingham Institute. There were other initiatives in medicine, cancer, trauma, epidemiology, general practice, health services research and psychiatry.

The Area Board of Directors were enthusiastic about research and sponsored many community events to raise funds for research. Also there were joint arrangements with the University of Western Sydney to share teaching

areas and to support research. The teaching efforts were supported by the establishment of an excellent medical library, a Clinical Skills Centre and audiovisual resources.

Since this time, the presence of UNSW in the south west has grown significantly with numerous research groups based at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and a number of academic positions hosted by the hospitals across south western Sydney. Staff from south western Sydney play an expanding role in the research output of UNSW Medicine.

In 2014, the South Western Sydney Clinical School will celebrate 25 years since the initial agreement and continues to work with the South Western Sydney Local Health District to further develop academic medicine in south western Sydney including large infrastructure investments in the Ingham Institute, clinical skills and simulation and videoconferencing equipment to connect the campuses across Kensington and south western Sydney.

In 2022, the School became the South West Sydney Clinical Campuses and was merged into the new School of Clinical Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine & Health.

Hospitals

  • Liverpool Hospital is located in the south-western suburbs of Liverpool, New South Wales and is 45 minutes away from the Sydney CBD. It is the largest hospital in New South Wales and one of the leading trauma centres in Australia. It has a maximum capacity of 855 beds, 23 operating rooms and 60 critical care beds, diagnostic and imaging services, emergency and trauma care, maternity, paediatric, cancer care, mental health, ambulatory care, allied health and medical and surgical services from birth to aged care.

    Hospital address

    Liverpool Hospital 
    Cnr Elizabeth and Goulburn Sts 
    LIVERPOOL NSW 2170

    Please note that there is significant construction work at Liverpool currently and access is best from Entrance J (Burnside Dr) or Entrance L (Maternity) or Entrance N (Cancer Services) on the corner of Campbell and Goulburn Sts.

    Clinical campus office location

    The Clinical Campus Offices are located in the Education and Research Building on the Eastern Campus of the Hospital. Take the rail bridge on Level 1 to the Eastern Campus and walk through the car park to the Education and Research Building.

  • Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is a principal referral group A1B hospital with tertiary affiliations to the UNSW Sydney and the University of Western Sydney providing a wide range of general medical and surgical services and sub-specialty services to a local Bankstown/Canterbury community. 

    Hospital address 

    Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital 
    70 Eldridge Rd 
    BANKSTOWN NSW 2200 

    Main entrance is located off the turning circle off Eldridge Rd. 

    Clinical campus location

    The Clinical Campus Office is located off the corridor on Level 2 Aged Care. The Campus office is attended on Tuesdays and Thursdays or on other days by appointment.

  • Fairfield Hospital is a district hospital located in Prairiewood in the south-western part of Sydney. It has about 200 beds and provides general medical, general surgical, obstetric, paediatric, emergency, ambulatory care, and drug health services. An onsite academic unit affiliated with UNSW Australia provides general practice services, medical education and training, and conducts primary care, health services and health informatics research.  

    Fairfield Hospital Address

    Fairfield Hospital 
    Corner Polding Street and Prairievale Road  
    Prairiewood NSW 2176

    Prairiewood
    342-376 Prairie Vale Rd
    Prairiewood NSW 2176

  • Braeside Hospital is a public hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and community services adjacent to Fairfield Hospital. Services provided at Braeside Hospital include an inpatient unit, a day hospital, outpatient clinics and after-hours telephone advice for people registered with the palliative care service and also community assessments.

    Braeside Hospital Address

    Braeside Hospital
    340 Prairievale Road
    Prairiewood NSW 2176

Year 4 research projects 

The Year 4 Research Project, undertaken by all Phase 2 students, aims to enable students to gain some insight into how medical knowledge is acquired through the completion of a research-related project. The year aims to promote lifelong learning patterns and skills which will enable students to approach future medical challenges in their careers with a rigor and depth not possible without a detailed knowledge of the formal processes of research, literature appraisal, data collection, analysis and presentation.

Doing an ILP in the south west is extremely popular amongst students doing clinical projects along with those undertaking laboratory research at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. Many students who undertake projects in south western Sydney obtain peer-review publications and conference presentations as a result of their projects. A full list of submitted projects and supervisors is available at the ILP website, but students can also contact researchers directly to ask about a project.

Recent Projects in South Western Sydney

  • Honours

    • AKDEMIR, Aleyna: An open-label single-arm pilot study evaluating the feasibility, safety and preliminary efficacy of an online self-management intervention for fear of...; primary supervisor Dr Ben Smith

    • BRICE, Febe: Exploring the role of visual attention bias associated with emotional dysregulation; primary supervisor Professor Valsa Eapen

    • CHEN, Ssu-Yu: Generic Models for 3D Medical Image Analysis; primary supervisor Professor Mark Parsons

    • DEY, Sagarika: Patient perspectives and experiences of medication use in osteoporosis: A qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis; primary supervisor Dr Ayano Kelly

    • HUANG, Joanna: Clot morphology in acute ischemic stroke decision making; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • KANG, Jonathan: Virtual Reality pain psychology therapy as non-pharmacological analgesia for pain experienced in chest trauma patients (The VIPER-T study); primary supervisor A/Professor Alwin Chuan

    • LIU, Jane: Validation of a novel functional outcome scale integrating physical and cognitive domains in stroke patients undergoing reperfusion therapy; primary supervisor Professor Mark Parsons

    • LONG, Mitchell: 'STEMI Positive' Pre-hospital ECGs without STEMI confirmed and late outcomes; primary supervisor Professor John French

    • NARAYAN, Jagath: Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and Chronic Myocardial Injury – A Prospective Registry Study; primary supervisor Professor Craig Juergens

    • NGO, Natalie: South Western Eye and Diabetes Deep Learning Algorithm (SWEDDLA) Study3; primary supervisor Dr Peter Heydon

    • QIAN, Jennifer: Using virtual reality to teach real-time ultrasound-guided needling skills: A randomised controlled trial; primary supervisor A/Professor Alwin Chuan

    • SU, Brian: Long term follow up post percutaneous foramen ovale closure; primary supervisor Professor Craig Juergens

    • SU, Hayden: Understanding weight gain to change outcomes in recent onset psychosis in South Western Sydney: the Weight GAin in early Psychosis (WeightGAP) study; primary supervisor Dr Michael Tam

    • SU, Raymond: Applying machine learning (ML) techniques to strategies of suicide risk prediction; primary supervisor Dr Daniel Lin

    • SUN, Ming-Yee: Stroke in cancer patients – risk of blood clotting and acute stroke & post-stroke prognosis in cancer patients undergoing chemo/radiation therapy; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • TAM, Gladys: Computerised identification of STEMI on paramedic transmitted ECGs; primary supervisor Professor John French

    • TRAN, Tien: Long-term clinical outcomes of T2DM patients with STEMI completely revascularised either by PCI or CAG; primary supervisor A/Professor Rebecca Dignan

    • VALAIRE, Ross: A metaresearch analysis of cancer clinical trials over the last ten years: what outcomes are being measured?; primary supervisor Dr Tina Naumovski

    • XU, Jennifer: The Effect of Biologic Therapy for Inflammatory Skin Disease on CD4+ Counts and Viral Load in HIV Positive Individuals on HAART; primary supervisor Dr John Frew

    • ZHANG, Yichen: Haemodynamic effects of fentanyl versus alfentanil for pre-treatment during rapid sequence intubation with ketamine; primary supervisor Dr Ian Ferguson

     

    Independent Learning Projects

    • AKBANY, Afreen: Characterising the relationship between ethnicity and clinical presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Autism Specific Early Learning and Care...; primary supervisor Dr Antonio Mendoza Diaz

    • BUI, James: The relationship between medication use on frailty measures and clinical outcomes, in a Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) cohort; pimrary supervisor A/Professor Bin Ong

    • CHEN, Shuyue: Lesion topography and radiological biomarkers in prognosis of acute ischemic stroke after endovascular thrombectomy; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • GILL, Kyra: Examining the Prevalence, Risk and Clinical Utility of Strongyloidiasis Screening Prior to Biologic Therapy in Australia; primary supervisor Dr John Frew

    • JOON, Sidhant: Is patient preparedness for surgery better for those participating in a waitlist management program? A cross-sectional observational study; primary supervisor A/Professor Justine Naylor

    • MELITO, James: Investigation of an App to show the efficacy of cannabis on symptom management; primary supevisor Dr Tina Naumovski

    • PATFIELD, Alexander: The impact of frailty on elderly patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery; primary supevisor Dr James Wykes

    • SYNN, Ei Phyu: Building the evaluation framework for the Suicide Prevention Outreach Teams (SPOT); primary supervisor Professor Valsa Eapen

    • THAVALINGAM, Vignesh: Exploring patterns of aggressive behaviours at psychiatric inpatient units; primary supervisor Dr Daniel Lin

  • Honours

    • AGGARWAL, Ashwin: Determining who is referred to inpatient rehabilitation following elective total knee or hip arthroplasty; primary supervisor A/Professor Justine Naylor

    • BRADLEY, Sian: Impact of diabetes on recovery following acute ischemic stroke in diabetic patients receiving endovascular therapy; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • CHEN, Michelle: Comparison of the cost-effectiveness of rituximab and mycophenolate in the treatment of pemphigus; primary supervisor Dr Deshan Sebaratnam

    • EL BAHRI, Mohamed: Imaging analysis of oncogenic signalling pathways in non-small lung cancer cells isolated from liquid biopsy; primary supervisor Dr Therese Becker

    • GAO, Mingbo: Refinement and further validation of a single-item screening measure for fear of cancer recurrence; primary supervisor Dr Ben Smith

    • JEGATHEES, Sharuja: Fear of cancer recurrence in Chinese cancer survivors: A comparison of Chinese immigrant and Anglo-Australian cancer survivors; primary supervisor Dr Ben Smith

    • JOSEPH, Joanne: The development of a screening tool for the detection of mental health concerns associated with internet use; primary supervisor Professor Valsa Eapen

    • KAN, Celia: Comparison by USCOM of cardiovascular function in patients with and without Fluid Bolus Treatment (FBT); primary supervisor Dr Nicholas Moore

    • KANNAN, Haradarshana: The ‘Fluid Resuscitation and Acute Pulmonary Oedema by Lung Ultrasound’ (FRAPOLUS) study; primary supervisor A/Professor Paul Middleton

    • LAN, Angela: The Virtual Reality Pain Management in Cancer Pain (VIPER-C) study; primary supervisor A/Professor Alwin Chuan

    • MAHESHWARI, Rohan: Infective Endocarditis and Stroke: Incidence, Risk Factors, Prognosis and Biomarkers; primary supervisor Dr Daniel Wardman

    • MOHAMMED, Saifuddin: Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and Chronic Myocardial Injury – A Prospective Registry Study; primary supervisor Professor Craig Juergens

    • NG, Jeremy: Prospective Evaluation of Management and Clinical Outcomes following High-Sensitivity Troponin T Testing; primary supervisor Professor John French

    • RAHMAN, Faiyaz: Cognitive Outcomes in Ischaemic Stroke Patients Undergoing Endovascular Thrombectomy: A Prospective Study; primary supervisor Dr Danielle Ni Chroinin

    • RASTOGI, Aarushi: Role of lesion topography and radiological imaging biomarkers in acute ischemic stroke prognosis after endovascular thrombectomy; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • RODWELL, Nicholas: Evaluation of Physician assessments of inflammation, damage and distress in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis; primary supervisor A/Professor Kathy Gibson

    • SHABAN, Shirin: Value of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) imaging in acute ischemic stroke; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • SHARMA, Divyansh: Role of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a blood-based immune biomarker in the prognosis of acute ischemic stroke after endovascular therapy; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • SHIVAKUMAARUN, Kieran: Development of an innovative diagnostic measure for high-risk clinical presentations; analysis of cardiovascular waveforms in chest pain; primary supervisor A/Professor Paul Middleton

    • SINHA, Akansha: Systems level approaches to streamline acute stroke workflow to reduce reperfusion therapy delays - TEFLON; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • SMITH, Sarah: Exploring experiences of using telehealth amongst cancer patients, carers & clinicians during COVID-19 & potential sustainability enablers/barriers; primary supervisor Dr Ben Smith

    • WILSON, Angus: The Virtual Reality Pain Management in Acute Chest Trauma (VIPER-T) study; primary supervisor A/Professor Alwin Chuan

     

    Independent Learning Projects

    • BEOTRA, Eishan: Management of pulmonary embolism in the elderly; primary supervisor A/Professor Bin Ong

    • GORIA, Sandra: A Delphi-based approach to developing the contents of an intervention for male carers of women with breast cancer; primary supervisor Dr Adeola Bamgboje

    • IFTIKHAR, Hareem: Capnodynamic Monitoring of Cardiorespiratory Function in Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit; primary supervisor Professor Anders Aneman

    • KELEHER, Elise: Capnodynamic Monitoring of Cardiorespiratory Function in Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit; primary supervisor Professor Anders Aneman

    • MAHMOOD, Danial: Imaging analysis of immune-response pathways in non-small lung cancer cells and immune cells isolated from liquid biopsy; primary supervisor Dr Therese Becker

    • MORRIS, Michael: Retrospective Efficacy Review of Patients on Medicinal Cannabis Known to Sacred Heart Supportive & Palliative Care; primary supervisor Dr Tina Naumovski

    • SARSON, Andrew: Development of an innovative diagnostic measure for high-risk clinical presentations; analysis of cardiovascular waveforms in abdominal pain and sepsis; primary supervisor A/Professor Paul Middleton

    • SHIN, Yaerhim: Impact of multidisciplinary cardiac Heart Team meeting on long-term surgical outcomes of higher risk cardiac surgery patients; primary supervisor A/Professor Rebecca Dignan

    • TRUONG, Thuc: Long-term (>12-month) functional outcomes of patients undergoing carotid stenting during endovascular thrombectomy for tandem lesions; primary supervisor A/Professor Dennis Cordato

  • Honours

    • CHOW, Howard: The Virtual Reality Pain Management in Cancer Pain (VIPER-C) study; primary supervisor A/Professor Alwin Chuan
    • FU, James: 90-day functional outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke; primary supervisor A/Professor Dennis Cordato

    • GU, Brendan: Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and Chronic Myocardial Injury – A Prospective Registry Study; primary supervisor Professor Craig Juergens

    • KATYAL, Anubhav: Value of pre-intervention CT imaging in prognosis in acute ischemic stroke; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • LEE, Natalie: Survival prediction in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; primary supervisor Professor Shalini Vinod

    • SANTANA BASKAR,Prithvi: TEFLON-ED – optimising emergency department pathways to improve acute stroke reperfusion therapy delivery; primary supervisor A/Professor Dennis Cordato

    • SCHWARTZ, Ike: Incidence of traumatic injury and impact of sociodemographic factors in the geriatric population of South West Sydney; primary supervisor A/Professor Paul Middleton

    • SUN, Helen: Cost-effectiveness of biologic treatment of psoriasis in Australia; primary supervisor Dr Deshan Sebaratnam

     

    Independent Learning Projects

    • ABID, Ali: Inotropy index in fluid bolus resuscitation; primary supervisor A/Professor Paul Middleton

    • ALWAHWAH, Mohammad: Nature and Frequency of ED and Community Clinic Presentations by Children with Cerebral Palsy; primary supervisor Professor Valsamma Eapen

    • ARNOLD, Isaac: Investigating intubation manoeuvres after an unsuccessful attempt at airway intubation in Australian and New Zealand Emergency Departments; primary supervisor Dr Hatem Alkhouri

    • CHOWDHURY, Seemub: TEFLON-I – optimising pre-hospital pathways to improve acute stroke reperfusion therapy delivery; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • GAMERTSFELDER, Renee: Relationship between adverse childhood experiences and children’s access to intervention and support; primary supervisor Dr Shanti Raman

    • GAO, Manxin: Relationship between weight loss, anti-inflammatory diet and anti-inflammatory markers; primary supervisor A/Professor Justine Naylor

    • GOHEL, Dharma: How does Diabetic Foot Disease differ from General Diabetes for cardio-metabolic risk and medication adherence?; primary supervisor Dr Namson Lau

    • HARGUN, Dilnoor: Microbial keratitis in South Western Sydney; primary supervisor A/Professor Chameen Samarawickrama

    • HIRST,Lucy: Retrospective Efficacy Review of Patients on Medicinal Cannabis Known to Sacred Heart Supportive & Palliative Care; primary supervisor Dr Tina Naumovski

    • HOANG, David: Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) in Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB); primary supervisor A/Professor Albert Mellick

    • HON, Joshua: The Virtual Reality Pain Management in Acute Chest Trauma (VIPER-A) study; primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan

    • HOSSAIN, Afif: Activated regulatory T cell subpopulations in renal transplant recipients; primary supervisor Professor Bruce Hall

    • KABIR, Farhan: A scoping and systematic review of existing Australian and Asian medicinal cannabis policies to understand the nature, extend and range of policies...; primary supervisor Dr Tina Naumovski

    • KAS, Maryaan: Effect of sleep disordered breathing on pulse wave analysis during pregnancy; primary supervisor Dr Hima Vedam

    • KAUR, Harpreet: The effect of Pregnancy Knowledge on Medication Adherence and Complicated Pregnancies in Childbearing age Women with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; primary supervisor Professor Rupert Leong

    • LAI, Jun Yu: Circulaitng tumour cell (CTC) signature as as a marker of malignancy of RDEB; primary supervisor A/Professor Albert Mellick

    • MAHAJAN, Sachin: Is the choice of treatment for blunt splenic injury is associated with patients’ age? A retrospective data analysis of trauma patients in New South Wales; primary supervisor Dr Pooria Sarrami

    • MORSHEDI, Fayed: Lung ultrasound in fluid bolus resuscitation; primary supervisor A/Professor Paul Middleton

    • NGO, Kylie: Perspectives from General Practice: how do Vietnamese-speaking patients approach mental health care?; primary supervisor Dr Michael Tam

    • PAHN, Reece: Outcome of patients with suspected STEMI who have ECGs transmitted from ambulances because the Glasgow algorithm determines “meets ST elevation...; primary supervisor Professor John French

    • PARAMESHWARAN, Balaki: Endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in the anterior cerebral circulation: 12 month patient outcomes; primary supervisor A/Professor Dennis Cordato

    • PIDUGUN, Vivek: Develop a Comprehensive Thyroid Cancer Database for South West Sydney; primary supervisor Dr Navin Niles

    • RANASINGHE, Supuli: Familial hypercholesterolaemia in young patients with acute coronary syndrome; primary supervisor; primary supervisor A/Professor Christian Mussap

    • RAVINDRAN, Abina: Role of collaterals on pre-intervention computed tomography angiography in acute ischemic stroke; primary supervisor Dr Sonu Bhaskar

    • SABUD, Tiyasha: An evaluation of the suitability, readability, and quality of online resources for the self-management of fear of cancer recurrence; primary supervisor Dr Ben Smith

    • SHAH, Moksha: Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) as a Marker of Malignancy in RDEB; primary supervisor A/Professor Albert Mellick

    • SHI, Chenyu: Hyper density MCA sign and brain clot composition in ischemic stroke; primary supervisor A/Professor Murray Killingsworth

    • SUKARIEH, Susie: Oxygen and its impact on cardiovascular function in emergency patients; primary supervisor Dr Ian Ferguson

    • TAY, Zoen: Behavioural Dysregulation Profile in predicting the intervention outcomes and quality of life in preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders; primary supervisor Professor Valsamma Eapen

    • VIGNESWARAN, Samantha: The impact of multicultural factors on emergency medicine stroke patients; primary supervisor A/Professor Paul Middleton

    • VYAS, Meet: To Develop a Comprehensive Thyroid Cancer Database; primary supervisor Dr Navin Niles

    • WELLEGE, Nisali: Translation of Multidisciplinary Team Meeting (MDM) recommendations into clinical practice across different tumour types; primary supervisor Professor Shalini Vinod

    • ZAIDI, Maria: Short term troponin trajectory in chest pain; primary supervisor A/Professor Paul Middleton

    • ZAW, Amayar: Reducing radiation exposure for CT pulmonary angiography to diagnose pulmonary embolism by limiting the anatomical scan coverage; primary supervisor Dr Claudia Dobler

Postgraduate Research Projects

  • Current candidates are participating in projects in a variety of areas across the Clinical Campuses. The following is a list of the current projects and their primary supervisors.

    Student Research Area Primary Supervisor(s) Discipline
    ACHARYA, Priya
    Assessing the prevalence and predictors of Patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) in patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a NSW Tertiary Hepatology Centre, using a validated measure  Afaf Girgis Gastroenterology and hepatology
    ALAZRAG, Weaam The role of High sensitivity troponins, functional assessment and coronary imaging in patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes focussing on those in whom myocardial infarction is neither confirmed or ruled-out John French Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
    ALBAYATI, Sinan Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy for rectal prolapse: Long term outcomes and its impact on quality of life.  Matthew Morgan 

     

    Nutrition and dietetics not elsewhere classified 

    ALHARBI, Abdullah Investigation into the clinical utility of the non-invasive estimation of oxygen delivery and haemodynamic performance in patients undergoing resuscitation in the emergency department. 

    Paul Middleton 

    Anders Aneman

    Emergency medicine / Intensive care / Systems physiology
    ALY, Farhannah The utility of a predictive outcome model as a tool for clinical decision making in older patients with Head and Neck cancer. 

    Shalini Vinod 

    Lois Holloway

    Radiation therapy
    ASSAD, Joseph

     

    Implications of remote monitoring and push-notification prompted heart failure management in patients with CIEDs

    Hany Dimitri 

    Dominic Leung

    Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
    BADGE, Helen Improving services and outcomes for joint replacement recipients Ian Harris Orthopaedics
    BEGG, Jarrad Investigation into physical and dosimetric properties of a high field inline MRI-Linac Lois Holloway

     

    Cardiovascular medicine and haematology not elsewhere classified

    BROOKS, Kostas Investigating the role of high-risk HPV in gasto-oesophageal junctional, cardia and distal gastric cancers Shan Rajendra Medical virology/Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
    CHIEW, Kim-Lin Population variations of quality of care in the management of cancer

    Shalini Vinod 

    Bin Jalaludin

    Public health not elsewhere classified
    CHIN, Vicky Identifying risk factors to reduce cardiac morbidity and mortality in patients with breast and lung cancer

    Geoffrey Delaney 

    Shalini Vinod

    Radiation therapy
    CHLAP, Phillip An automated quality assurance of radiotherapy treatment (QART) tool for contour verification Lois Holloway  Cancer therapy (excl. chemotherapy and radiation therapy) / Image processing / Medical physics
    CHONG , Serena Comparison of Gut microbiota profile in General Type 2 Diabetes and in Diabetic Foot Disease

    Namson Lau 

    Slade Jensen

    Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches) / Endocrinology
    CHUNG, Yewon Respiratory and sleep disorders, screening, and clinical epidemiology

    Guy Marks 

    Hima Vedam

    Respiratory diseases / Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
    EDWARDS, Leon Deep learning in Acute stroke imaging Mark Parsons Central nervous system / Artificial intelligence not elsewhere classified
    FAOUR, Amir Analysis of transmitted electrocardiograms in out of hospital patients with suspected ST elevation myocardial infarction John French Clinical sciences not elsewhere classified
    FERGUSON, Ian

     

    Cardovascular pathophysiology and pharmacology of emergency intubation

    Anders Aneman 

    Ian Harris

    Emergency medicine
    FLORA, Akshay A Biomarker-Driven Approach to Identify Pathogenic Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutic Targets in Chronic Wounds (Pyogenic Gangrenosum)

    John Frew 

    Hugh Dickson

    Dermatology / Innate immunity / Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
    GU, Bonita Therapeutic drug monitoring: Correlation between infliximab and adalimumab trough levels with fistula healing in patients with Crohn's disease Susan Connor Immunology not elsewhere classified
    HOSEN, S. M.

     

    Novel treatments for pancreatic cancer - targeting the stroma

    Minoti Apte Solid tumours
    HYASAT, Kais Coronary Physiology in Epicardial, Microvascular and Valvular Heart Disease.

    Kaleab Asrress 

    Craig Juergens

    Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) 
    KANAZAKI, Ria Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Susan Connor 

    Afaf Girgis

    Gastroenterology and hepatology 
    KIM, Andrew Gastroenterology; Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

     

    Susan Connor 

    Afaf Girgis

    Gastroenterology and hepatology
    LAWSON, Andrew Fractures of the distal radius in older patients  Ian Harris Orthopaedics
    LEE, Riccardo The epidemiology of critically ill patients in urban Australia and the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on Emergency Medicine.

    Paul Middleton 

    Mary-Louise McLaws

    Epidemiology not elsewhere classified / Emergency medicine
    LIN, Peter Positron Emission Tomography in head and neck cancer Lois Holloway Nutrition and dietetics not elsewhere classified
    LUONG, Shi-Nan The Impact of Medications and Immunometabolic Changes on Outcomes and Quality of Life in Pregnant Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Angela Makris 

    Sean O'Neill

    Autoimmunity / Foetal development and medicine
    MACKENZIE, Penelope

     

    Geriatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Utilisation in New South Wales

    Geoffrey Delaney 

    Claire Vajdic

    Cancer therapy (excl. chemotherapy and radiation therapy)
    MEKAPOGU, Alpha Raj Novel Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer - Targeting the Stroma 
    Minoti Apte  Solid tumours 
    MORGAN, Stephen Advanced respiratory mechanics post-lung transplantation. 

     

    Anders Aneman 

     

    Intensive care 

    PAVLOVIC, Natalie Investigating a problematic trilogy: osteoarthritis, obesity and knee or hip arthroplasty.  Justine Naylor 

     

    Orthopaedics / Nutrition and dietetics not elsewhere classified 

    PIPICELLA, Joseph The role of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-specific electronic medical record in enhancing health outcomes and care quality & consistency for patients with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative colitis  Susan Connor  Gastroenterology and hepatology / Health informatics and information systems 
    RAKESH, Prateek

     

    Activation of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg with Th2 cytokine 

    Bruce Hall 

     

     

    Transplantation immunology / Autoimmunity 

    RATTAN, Arti Investigating the role of high-risk Human Papilloma Virus and Epstein-Barr Virus in gastro-oesophageal junctional, cardia and distal (non-cardia) gastric cancer. 
    Shan Rajendra Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified / Medical virology / Infectious diseases
    SAREEN, Heena Liquid biopsies for the detection of clinically relevant biomarkers in brain cancer 

     

     

     

     

    Therese Becker

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cancer diagnosis / Cancer cell biology 

     

     

    SARKAR, Rohit Pancreatic cancer-related diabetes (PCRD) - novel role of pancreatic stellate cells. 

    Minoti Apte 

    Chamini Perera

    Solid tumours / Endocrinology
    SIDHU, Verinder CRISTAL trial - Cluster Randomised Trial of Aspirin Versus Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Venous Thromboembolism in Joint Replacement Surgery.  Ian Harris Orthopaedics / Epidemiology not elsewhere classified / Haematology
    SUN, Jiacheng Artificial Intelligence System for Guiding Acute Stroke Therapy

    Mark Parsons 

    Longting Lin

    Central nervous system / Knowledge representation and reasoning
    TAN, Thye Yuen The gut Microbiome in healthy, diseased (Barrett's metaplasia-dysplasia-adenocarinoma sequence and post treatment oesophagus

    Shan Rajendra 

    Howard Yim

    Medical microbiology not elsewhere classified / Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
    TANG, Simon Determining toxicity of cancer treatment on cardiac tissue

    Lois Holloway 

    James Otton

    Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
    THOMAS, James Advanced imaging and machine learning techniques for diagnosis and prognosis of subcortical ischaemic stroke Mark Parsons Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) / Central nervous system
    TRIEU, Steven Overcoming drug resistance and improving survival in multiple myeloma by targeting protein degradation pathways

    Silvia Ling 

    Tara Roberts

    Haematology
    VO, Thi The implications of post myocardial infraction remodelling on atrial and ventricular arrhythmias

    Hany Dimitri 

    Liza Thomas

    Nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition
    WILSON, Brooke Understanding the utility of chemotherapy and targeted treatments for cancer in high as well as low and middle-income countries

    Michael Barton 

    Sallie Pearson

    Cancer therapy (excl. chemotherapy and radiation therapy)
    WORTHINGTON, John Non-traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage epidemiology, outcomes and management

    Bin Jalaludin 

    Dominic Leung

    Neurology and neuromuscular diseases / Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
    WU, Verena Developing a culturally appropriate self-management resource for Chinese-Australian cancer patients (WeCope). Afaf Girgis Mental health services / Decision making / Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
    YUEN, Johnson Multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional guidance on rigid and deformable image registration: providing practical solutions to technical and process challenges Shrikant Deshpande Lois Holloway Medical physics / Radiation therapy / Image processing

Student Awards

  • This Medal, named in honour of the inaugural School Clinical Associate Dean, Professor Ian Webster, was instituted in 2007 as a means of recognising outstanding performance by a student studying in south western Sydney.

    Each year this medal is presented to the student who achieves the highest grades in the final year barrier examinations. Recipients of the award to date include:

    2007 Darshika Christie-David 
    2008 Timothy Eviston
    2009 James Lee
    2010 Catherine Tang
    2011 Benjamin Nham
    2012 Joanna Connolly
    2013 Mico Chan
    2014 David Chandrakumar
    2015 Kamal Singh
    2016 Stephanie Naim
    2017 Durga Chandran
    2018 Bonita Gu
    2019 Sumedh Jayanti
    2020 Georgia Zeng
    2021 Lucy Liu

     

  • The Tom Gibian Prize, named in honour of the foundation warden of the Bankstown campus of South Western Sydney Clinical Campuses recognises student leadership amongst final year students.

    Recipients of this prize to date include:

    2008 Ken Liu
    2009 Sheerupa Basu
    2010 Deshan Sebaratnam
    2011 Saissan Rajendran
    2012 Geoffrey Lee
    2013 Patricia Ly
    2014 Andrea Jeyendra
    2015

    Jessica Jones 

    Lawson Ung

    2016 Dushyant Iyer
    2017 Tabish Aleemullah
    2018

    Serena Chong 

    John Nguyen

    2019 Ali Darwich
    2020

    Shaddy Hanna 

    Christine Zhao

    2021 Roshana Kanagaratnam

     

Teaching and Research Awards

  • Each year students are asked to vote to reward tutors whom they believe have taken innovative and exciting approaches to enhance their tutorials.

    To date, teaching awards were presented to:

    2011 Denise Lonergan
    2012 Ricardo Hamilton
    2013 Navin Niles
    2014 Patrick McNeil
    2015 Triet Bui
    2016 Shadi El-Wahsh
    2017 Lawson Ung
    2018 David Prince
    2019 Sean O'Neill
    2020 Rola Akra
    2021 Ben Taylor
  • Each year students are asked to vote to reward tutors whom they believe have taken innovative and exciting approaches to enhance their tutorials.

    Teaching awards have been presented to:

    2008 Zinta Harrington, Tim Spicer, Arvin Damodoran
    2009 Shahir Kaithal, Arvin Damodoran, David Rutherford, Robert Rae
    2010 John Bui, David Rutherford, Susan Connor, Triet Bui, Tim Spicer, Jens Killian, Navin Niles
    2011 Christophe Berney, Ken Liu, Navin Niles, Eddy Thientosapol, Sanjyot Vagholkar
    2012 Joel Lasschuit, Phillip Malouf, Christian Mussap, Benjamin Nham, Priyantha Wettasinghe
    2013 Seymour Atlas, Andrew Knight, Blair Munford, Hajir Nabi, David Prince
    2014 Kevin Johnstone, Patricia Ly, Navin Niles, David Prince, Michael Tam
    2015 Danny Finnuci, Amanda Khor, Matthew Morgan, James Toh, Timothy West
    2016 Martin Harb, Andrew Knight, Sean O'Neill, Fintan O'Rourke, Levent Uygur
    2017 Shadi El-Wahsh, Laurence McCleary, Kent Nguyen, Navin Niles, Jayeshkumar Parikh
    2018 Timra Bowerman, Daniel Gaetani, Varun Manoharan, Ragu Paraparan, Tasmea Sefa, Arthavan Selvanathan
    2019 Fadie Aziz, Timra Bowerman, Ragu Paraparan, Kat Oldfield
    2020 Darius Ashrafi, Eddy Chan, Bahaven Jeyaratnam, Anthony-Joe Nassour, Krishan Subhaharan, Mina Toumas
    2021 Triet Bui, Daniel Finucci, Kevin Ooi, Krishan Subhaharan

     

  • The Clinical Campus Awards are designed to recognise excellence amongst teaching and research staff in the south west.

    To date, Clinical Dean’s Awards were presented to:

    2011 David Davies, Ricardo Hamilton, Hamish Russell
    2012 Ken Liu, Michael Maley, Scott Mackenzie, Kent Robinson, Saissan Rajendran
    2013 Triet Bui, David Quang Phu Ho, Angela Kwong, Jessica Lai, Jyothi Marry, Carlos Pilasi, Ben Taylor, James Toh, May Wong
    2014 Ken Hillman, Minmin Li, Blair Munford, Ferdinand Ong, May Wong
    2015 Michael Barton, Shadi El-Wahsh, Tina Holmes, Dushyant Iyer, Amanda Larkin, Isaac Lui, David Massasso, Hari Nandakaban, Jude Ng
    2016 Amjed Aziz, Triet Bui, Roxanne Chen, Daniel Finnuci, Nevenka Francis, Jessica Henegen, Ferdinand Ong, Patrick Pender, Craig Smith, Krishan Subhaharan, Lawson Ung
    2017 Rola Akra, Fadie Aziz, Danielle Christmas, Matthew Chua, Bahaven Jeyaratnam, Sarah Khan, William Lee, Alexandra Limmer, Sylvia Ling, Karmen Magi-Handel, Krishan Subhaharan
    2018 Ahmed Alrubaie, Minoti Apte, Tracey Beacroft, Zeljka Calic, Lorinda Carter, Catherine Dillon, Andrew Do, Daniel Finucci, Marjy Grealish, Patricia Griffith, Roy Huynh, Matthew Ip, James Kokkinos, Shanq Koo, Alexander Kirwan, William Lee, Dominic Leung, Melissa Leung, Shreyashee Mallik, Mahnoor Mian, Danielle Ni Chroinin, Lana Nguyen, Navin Niles, Sean O'Neill, Gerald Ozorio, Michael Parr, Ben Smith, Tim Spicer, Kris Subhaharan, Johnson Tang, Xiaoya Zhai
    2019 Minoti Apte, Bardia Aryaie, Amjed Aziz, Tracey Beacroft, Katie Bluett, Triet Bui, Tim Churches, Annamarie D'Souza, Eunice Dai, Luan Dang, Sarah Dennis, Renee Eslick, Jessica Grundy, Darryl Harkness, Michele Harris, Ashley Heyworth, Lois Holloway, Michael Jameson, Matthew Jennings, Bahaven Jeyaratnam, Abeer Khan, James Kokkinos, Shanq Koo, Jessica Lai, Vivienne Lea, Yvonne Liu, Karen McMenamin, Alex Mackey, Nabil Malik, Varun Manogaran, Guy Marks, Grace Micali, Kelly Mok, Hari Nandakoban, Helena Obermair, Tony Pang, Kevin Ooi, Sri Pothula, John Ramachandran, Thampi Rawther, Peter Rophail, Erin Saricilar, Nicholas Shackel, Tim Spicer, Christine Stephens, Kris Subhararan, Jason Tang, Abdul Virk
    2020 Ahmad Alrubaie, Alan Adno, Joseph Assad, Fred Azimi, Ayshvariya Balachandran, Vikneswary Batumalai, Kostas Brooks, Paul Chay, Jason Cheng, Michael Chin, Jessica Conway, Craig Coorey, Debbie Fitzjohn, Frances Garden, Raleene Gatmaitan, Martin Harb, Zinta Harrington, Ashley Heyworth, Bin Jalaludin, Cherynne Johansson, Hannah Kempton, David Kim, James Kokkinos, Jessica Lai, Ramanathan Lakshmanan, William Lee, Yvonne Liu, Charmaine Lo, Nabil Malik, Laurence McCleary, Andrew McDonald, Kelly Mok, Vincent Ngian, Danielle Ni Chroinin, Fintan O'Rourke, Bin Ong, Tony Pang, Alice Pearlman, Mimi Pham, Erin Saricilar, Deshan Sebaratnam, Athenais Sivaloganathan, Tim Spicer, Natalie Stunnell, Thanaraj Sudharshan, Brenda Ta, Matthew Thomas, Fiona Tran, Nicholas Viiala, Jason Walsh, Daniel Wardman, Jonathan Williamson, Dong Seok Yi
    2021 Amjed Aziz, Therese Becker, Megha Bhadbhade, Kostas Brooks, Michael Brooks, Adam Burt, Phillip Chlap, Catherine Soo Inh Cho, Susan Connor, Luan Dang, Lovana Daniel, Catherine Dillon, Geoff Delaney, Echo Deng, Michael Do, Shadi El-Wahsh, Afaf Girgis, Joshua Gold, Hugh Dixson, Hakeem Ha, Rida Hanna, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Anthony Huynh, Amy Ka, Jens Kilian, James Kokkinos, William Lee, Colin MacArthur, Varun Manoharan, Kelly Mok, Georgia Muir, Benjamin Murrie, Agnish Nayak, Alexander Nguyen, John Nguyen, Rebecca Nguyen, Danielle Ni Chroinin, James Otton, Chamini Perera, Alan Pham, Katie Pham, Tanushree Rao, Shalini Saverimuttu, Rachel Yang, Mei Ling Yap, Kate Zhang
  • Each year since 2013, the Campus has recognised distinguished research success amongst UNSW staff in south western Sydney. 

    Distinguished Research Prizes have been presented to:

    2013 Minoti Apte, Liz Harris
    2014 Guy Marks
    2015 Derrick Silove
    2016 Jack Chen, Ian Harris
    2017 Afaf Girgis
    2018 Valsa Eapen
    2019 Evelyne de Leeuw
    2020 Michael Barton
    2021 Mark Parsons