As one of Australia’s leading research-focused medical faculties, UNSW Medicine is committed to continuously improving patient outcomes amid the formidable challenges of ageing populations, increasingly complex medical conditions and treatments, and stretched healthcare budgets.

Our research staff work in new, cutting edge facilities to conduct a wide range of research including basic, translational, clinical and population studies. Our facilities include the Kirby Institute, housed in the new Wallace Wurth building, and the UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre, one of the largest dedicated cancer research centres in the Southern Hemisphere.

Many of our leading researchers maintain their clinical practice, meaning their academic work is directly relevant to the patients they serve. With affiliations and collaborations extending throughout Australia and internationally, our research has a lasting impact on policy and practice and our impressive profile has seen a spectacular rise in competitive funding in recent years.

We take a strategic view of research and aim to focus our resources on identified areas of research excellence: cancer, neuroscience and behaviour, public health and infection and immunity.

Brain Sciences information
Neuroscience and Behaviour

Cancer Research information
Cancer Research

Infection, Immunity, Inflammation information
Infection and Immunity

Policy and Practice Interface in Health Care information
Public Health and Health Services


The diverse range of both stimulating and novel research programs available provides many opportunities for postgraduate study. Such programs are currently being conducted at the UNSW campus in Kensington as well as its Clinical Schools, Centres and Research Institutes.

Research Integrity

Research Integrity is UNSW’s committment to creating and maintaining an environment that promotes responsible research conduct. Information regarding policies and procedures can be found on the UNSW Research website.

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