Research

UNSW Medicine's thematic approach to research draws on the strengths of UNSW Medicine as well as internal and external partners to achieve significant breakthroughs in crucial areas of healthcare.

Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction

  • Cannabis

    New study highlights risks of synthetic cannabis

    Tuesday, 10 September 2019

    Synthetic cannabinoids, often known as synthetic cannabis or by common trade names such as ‘Kronic’ and ‘Spice’, are more potent than cannabis and exhibit effects more typically associated with psychostimulants, a new study has found. Led by researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research...

  • Image - 2019 NDARC Symposium: Featured speakers to share new directions in research

    2019 NDARC Symposium: Featured speakers to share new directions in research

    Tuesday, 03 September 2019

    Recent appointments to NDARC, Professor Hayden McRobbie, Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin and Professor Don Weatherburn will share new directions in drug and alcohol research at the 2019 NDARC Annual Research Symposium. Professor Hayden McRobbie will summarise evidence of the effectiveness of...

  • UNSW researchers have secured $47 million for 31 world-leading projects in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council funding round.

    UNSW in top three Australian universities for latest NHMRC funding

    Friday, 30 August 2019

    UNSW researchers have secured $47 million for 31 world-leading projects in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council funding round. Projects to treat and prevent HIV, reduce the impact of sepsis in critically ill patients, and improve universal child health are some of the major UNSW...

  • Image - Dr Amy Peacock awarded $1.4 million in first round of NHMRC Investigator Grant scheme

    Dr Amy Peacock awarded $1.4 million in first round of NHMRC Investigator Grant scheme

    Friday, 30 August 2019

    Congratulations to NDARC’s Dr Amy Peacock who was awarded $1.4 million in the first round of grants delivered through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant scheme. Dr Peacock, who is the Program Lead for Drug Trends, was awarded the funding for the project,...

  • CHeBA News: Seed Funding Success for Dr Louise Mewton

    Seed Funding Success for Dr Louise Mewton

    Wednesday, 28 August 2019

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au UNSW Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Dr Louise Mewton, has been awarded $20,000 from the UNSW-USyd Visible Partnership in Mental Health, Addiction and Neuroscience Research Seed Funding Scheme. With alcohol use increasingly...

  • Image - Available now: New resources from Drug Trends

    Available now: New resources from Drug Trends

    Tuesday, 27 August 2019

    A number of new Drug Trends resources are available online now: Victorian Drug Trends 2018: Patterns of drug use in the Victorian Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews This summary report highlights the key trends from the IDRS interviews conducted in Victoria. Read more.  Self-report and...