Health and Medical Sciences

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.

Areas of research priority are:

  • Ageing and aged care  
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Asthma
  • Cancer control
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Health security
  • Indigenous health
  • Injury prevention
  • Maternal health in the first 200 days
  • Mental health
  • Obesity 
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

  • A kick towards positive fathering

    Tue, 8 Sep 2020

    The Men Against Violence round of the Great Northern Football League (GNFL) will be returning for its second year.

    Coinciding with the Father’s Day weekend, the round will be held on the 5th and 6th of September at Chapman Valley, Brigades and Railways.

    Round 9 of the GNFL and GNWFL ‘Men Against Violence’ rounds will promote positive fatherhood and the roles men can play to be positive dads or male role models.

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  • UWA News has moved to Impact

    Mon, 17 Aug 2020

    All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on Impact.

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  • UWA Medical students capture insights of different worlds

    Mon, 6 Jul 2020

    Medical students from the University of Western Australia have returned from their elective clinical placements, where they travelled to vastly different environments to Perth.

    During their learning experience, students captured and submitted photography to The Western Australian Medical Students' Society (WAMSS) Elective Photography Competition and twenty students applied for the annual Alan Charters Presentation Awards.

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Research staff

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Access

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