Research Themes

UNSW Medicine's thematic approach to research combines the strengths within the Faculty with internal and external partners to ensure we deliver innovation across critical areas of health and medicine. With an inclusive approach that promotes collaboration between academics and clinicians, across disciplines and spanning faculties, learn more about how we're making an impact on the lives of everyday patients. 

Explore Our Themes

Our world-leading cancer researchers are making breakthroughs into one of the greatest health challenges of our time. Our vision is to unite cancer research into a globally-leading partnership to deliver continuing evidence-based practice in diagnosis, intervention and support.

Our researchers study every aspect of infectious disease, from biology and pathology to epidemiological studies, clinical trials, economic and population health. We make significant global contributions through broad, multidisciplinary and multinational collaborations.

The vision of our neuroscience, mental health and addiction research theme is to build communities free from the burden of disorders of the brain for better health and better lives.

Heart disease and stroke, together with complications from kidney disease and diabetes, account for 20 million deaths globally each year and are, collectively, the major cause of death and disability in Australia. UNSW Medicine and affiliated Research Institutes, hospitals and Local Health Districts have a long-standing track record of excellence in cardiovascular and metabolic research. To thus directly address this significant burden of disease within Australia and beyond, UNSW Medicine recently established the Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine research theme, with an official launch and detailed information anticipated by end of 2020.

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