Research theme: Health

Translation, Service and Innovation

Medicine in a tablet dispenser

The University's history as a major educator of frontline health professionals – extended with the addition of its medical school in 2007 – shows through its research: practical, oriented to the translation of basic research into community health outcomes and policy, and concerned with the needs of the individual within a complex health system.

Impact Snapshot

Quit: Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation during pregnancy and the inter-pregnancy period

Research at Western Sydney University aims to make quitting easier.

Women who smoke before falling pregnant face difficulties in stopping – increasing health risks for the foetus. Women from disadvantaged circumstances may find it even more difficult to use the best therapy to help them quit.

This research uses data from a range of sources – midwives, pharmaceutical records, and other health records – to identify the safest and most effective methods to help women quit smoking.