Our research

Understanding the greatest health mysteries of our time

Research in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences encompasses high-quality educational and research programs across the spectrum of medical, dental and health science disciplines. Our pioneering research work in many fields continues to have an impact on the health of people worldwide, be it in preventing preterm birth, discovering the genetic basis of inherited and acquired disorders, or regenerative medicine.

While our research spans many fields, our researchers all share the desire to make a difference by translating their discoveries into clinical practice. Interdisciplinary collaboration is at the heart of our research success. Many of our researchers are affiliated with multiple research groups and across schools.

The aim of health research is to find solutions for problems that affect the physical and mental well-being of our community, and ultimately contribute to the building of a more prosperous and cohesive society. Professor Osvaldo Almeida, Associate Dean of Research

Our schools

Medical School

Research spans the breadth of medical issues and is carried out in labs, hospitals and communities in WA, Australia and internationally.

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Dental School

Using state-of-the-art facilities, our research contributes to the understanding of oral diseases, their prevention and treatment. 

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School of Allied Health

Our research aims to improve the expertise of our future health professionals.

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School of Biomedical Science

Research in this area explores the intersection of human pathology and health.

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School of Population and Global Health

We take an evidence-based approach through research, advocacy and health promotion to protect and improve the health of communities.

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Course of interest

News

Researchers unlock clues to improving cancer treatment
Thu, 18 Jul 2019

A research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and 13 health research organisations has identified key differences between cancers that respond to immunotherapy and those that do not.

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UWA dentist honoured for work with disadvantaged communities
Wed, 17 Jul 2019

UWA paediatric dentist Dr Jilen Patel has been named 2019 7News Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year and also awarded the Masonic Care WA/Freemasons WA Community Service and Volunteering Award for his work with vulnerable communities.

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State-first program to accelerate digital health in WA
Mon, 8 Jul 2019

A consortium of partners across the WA medical research sector including The University of Western Australia will develop and deliver the State’s first digital health-specific program designed to support education programs in digital health commercialisation.

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Research staff

Our facilities

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Access

UWA students and staff, 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday.