Research at Western Sydney

Western Sydney University is a research institution driven by IMPACT.

We believe excellent research and practical outcomes are essential parts of our overarching research mission. Our research has real impact upon the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our regional, national and international communities.

The University invites outstanding graduate researchers, innovative new generation researchers and established researchers to consider joining or collaborating with us.

Professor Deborah Sweeney 
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

The following videos showcase some of the research being conducted at Western Sydney:

Research Engagement, Development and Innovation (REDI)

REDI provides an integrated suite of services supporting the University's research effort through the development of contracts and agreements, and the provision of application advice and grant writing support to researchers; research policy implementation and development; maintenance and provision of research data; and the monitoring and promotion of ethical research practice.


REDI Business

The REDI Business team connects business, government and the community with Western Sydney University by establishing external linkages and identifying partnership opportunities for commercial research, professional consultancy, commercialisation opportunities, access to intellectual property and expertise, and to the University's cutting-edge research facilities. Our team of dedicated business support professionals is available to discuss your specific needs and interests.


Our Stories


Perinatal Dental Hygiene

Neglecting oral health in pregnancy has important health consequences. Dr Ajesh George's research is changing practice and improving outcomes

Gender in Health

Gender in Health

Groundbreaking research by Professor Jane Ussher and Professor Janette Perz is leading to the first services targeted at gay and migrant patients


Housing Affordability

With housing affordability increasingly out of the reach of many, Dr Louise Crabtree's research will see the beginning of a new option for moderate income earners in Australia