Research Highlights

Health and Medical Research

"We're here to make people's lives better. We're here to make them healthy."

- Professor Annemarie Hennessy AM, Dean, School of Medicine

With a rapidly growing reputation for high quality health and medical research in chronic diseases, we are at the forefront of the fight against diabetes, cancer and dementia; diseases that are having a diabolical impact on Australians.

We are focused on ensuring that our research programs are expanded and delivered with increasing haste and scale, and have a direct and measurable impact on Australian communities, beginning with people of Western Sydney.

Our School of Medicine was established with the aspirations of a community of almost two million people living in the most multicultural, complex, urban area in Australia. Whose medical services and resources have consistently lagged behind the rest of Sydney.

We are dealing head-on with the unique health issues plaguing Western Sydney, and committed to enhancing the quality and accessibility of health care, medical training and research across the region.

The majority of our students intend to stay and work in the local area. On graduation, these locally trained doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, will better understand the health challenges of their region.

Over the next decade and beyond we will focus on real world issues, with the promise of real time research breakthroughs in the areas of cancer, dementia, mental health and diabetes.

Western Health

The heath challenges our region faces in the coming decades are big, but Western Sydney University’s resolve is strong. With our community, government and industry partners, we are transforming the way we engage with the health and wellbeing of Western Sydney. The Western Health strategy sets out our teaching, research and collaborative commitment in the most vital and important area of our region’s continued development.

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