Non-Communicable Diseases

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.

We are championing and leading research that has impact and that can be translated into real world outcomes.

UNSW’s strategic collaboration with The George Institute for Global Health is set to bolster high-impact medical research and transform lives around the world, a priority of both organisations. Areas of initial research focus are expected to include: non-communicable diseases and injuries; clinical trials; epidemiology and biostatistics; and health systems, health services and ‘big healthcare data’. Other areas to be considered include the health of women, girls and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; research on health-focused social enterprises; and the establishment of a global health policy think tank.

In addition, the emerging Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP) is an integrated health science network of global significance in New South Wales, bringing together top quality clinicians and academics to drive research, education, clinical leadership and multidisciplinary patient-centred care.

Through the work of the AHSP, our strategic collaboratoin with The George Institute for Gobal Health and the health and medical research hubs associated with our clinical schools, we are developing and nurturing emerging areas of research excellence that address some of these future challenges, promote better health, prevent disease and ensure the optimum delivery of healthcare.