Research excellence

From the world’s foremost researchers in medicine and health to our students, staff and industry partners, we're proud of our positive impact on healthcare in Australia and beyond.

Students learning in the Medicine & Health facilities at the UNSW Kensington campus

Our research excellence is driven by taking unique approaches to the most complex problems in medicine and health. This is reflected in UNSW Medicine & Health research themes, which are built around our strengths.

While our scope is broad, we target critical areas where we can continue to deliver innovation, directly change health policy and practice, and meaningfully improve health and wellbeing. This includes preventing youth suicide, identifying the gene mutations that cause birth defects, developing new cancer therapies, reducing stroke mortality, improving the lives of those with hepatitis C, and planning for a COVID-19 future.