Research theme: Health
Translation, Service and Innovation
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.
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.