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.

Non-Communicable Diseases

  • Image - Highlighting research on World Diabetes Day

    Highlighting research on World Diabetes Day

    Thursday, 14 November 2019

    World Diabetes Day, held annually on 14 November, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and how it can be better prevented and managed.  It’s also a chance to highlight the advances made by those working in diabetes research, whether through increasing knowledge of the disease or...

  • Image - Four UNSW medical researchers win Heart Foundation grants

    Four UNSW medical researchers win Heart Foundation grants

    Thursday, 07 November 2019

    Four UNSW researchers have each received a $150,000 grant from the Heart Foundation to investigate the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and related conditions. UNSW Medicine’s Professor Kerry-Anne Rye and Associate Professor Shane Thomas, and UNSW Engineering’s Dr Susann...

  • Educational initiatives alone were insufficient in curbing overuse of proton pump inhibitor drugs on a national level.

    Widespread use of anti-acid drugs continues despite long-term health risks, education campaigns

    Wednesday, 23 October 2019

    A new UNSW study has found that national initiatives were unsuccessful in reducing prolonged use of anti-acid medicines, and more targeted interventions are needed. Education campaigns to curb Australians’ widespread use of popular anti-acid medicines – linked to long-term health risks – have been...

  • Image - UNSW researchers elected to Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

    UNSW researchers elected to Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

    Thursday, 10 October 2019

    Eight UNSW Sydney and UNSW-affiliated researchers have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). The researchers were among 40 new Fellows, including 19 women, announced today at the Academy’s fifth annual meeting in Perth. The new Fellows were...

  • Image - The nanoengineer working to mend broken hearts

    The nanoengineer working to mend broken hearts

    Friday, 27 September 2019

    When Hossein Tavassoli first told his mother that he was researching heart disease, she responded with “But, you’re an engineer...”  She was right, of course – Hossein’s undergraduate degree was in material engineering – but at the time, he found it difficult to explain the intersections between...

  • Four UNSW academics have been named to the 2019 AFR Women of Influence list. From left, Professor Helen Lochhead, Dean of UNSW Built Environment; Professor Louise Chappell, Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute; Robyn Norton, Professor of Public Health and principal director of the George Institute for Global Health; and Tracey O’Brien, Associate Professor in paediatrics and director of the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

    UNSW academics among most influential women in Australia

    Wednesday, 11 September 2019

    Leaders in the fields of medicine, law, public health and built environment named on the 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence list. Four UNSW Sydney academics have been named finalists in the 2019 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards, presented by Qantas, which “recognise the most...