We’re involved in multiple facets of diabetes research: diabetes mellitus in pregnancy and the impact of ethnicity and social factors; diabetic foot disease - inflammation, infections and novel therapeutics; diabetic eye disease: incidence, prevalence, and risk factors; measuring and optimising cardio-metabolic risk and improving diabetes care during hospitalisation.

Our goals

South West Sydney has a higher burden of cardio-metabolic disease, including diabetes mellitus. We seek to improve the outcomes of people in South West Sydney, living with diabetes mellitus and related conditions, through research, teaching and the direct provision of high quality evidence based multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Research Strengths

  • Collaborative, multi-disciplinary research teams involving medicine, allied health and nursing.
  • Consultative and approachable senior staff.
  • Track record of supporting undergraduate and postgraduate researchers and clinicians in stages of their research careers.
  • Experience from the front line of clinical work through to laboratory-based research.
  • Affiliations across research and high learning institutions to teaching hospitals within the LHD.

Our results

  • Our research informs practical steps taken to improve clinical care for people living with diabetes mellitus in South West Sydney.
  • Obtained competitive external research funding.
  • Supported & mentored researchers to completion of their research degrees.
  • We’re published in a wide range of peer reviewed journals and our work has been presented in leading national and international clinical & scientific meetings.

Our experts


Dr. Namson Lau

-Conjoint Senior Lecturer UNSW

-Diabetes & Endocrinology Liverpool Hospital

A/Prof. Vincent Wong

-Conjoint Associate Professor UNSW

-Head, Diabetes & Endocrinology Liverpool Hospital

Our affiliate partners

SWS Diabetes & Endocrinology is proudly affiliated with UNSW, Liverpool Hospital and South West Sydney Local Health District. Our key research partners include:

  • The South West Sydney Limb Preservation and Research Unit
  • Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research
  • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translational Research Unit, Western Sydney University