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

50 per cent of people do not know they have high blood pressure
Wed, 15 May 2019

A study involving scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has revealed 50 per cent of Australians living with high blood pressure do not realise they have it. 

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Kevin Pfleger appointed director of WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub
Thu, 9 May 2019

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Kevin Pfleger as Director of the newly established WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

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UWA’s Master of Clinical Pathology program gains maiden accreditation
Fri, 12 Apr 2019

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is proud to announce that the University's unique Master of Clinical Pathology (MCP) program has received full and unconditional professional accreditation. This is the first such postgraduate program to be accredited from a Go8 University, the only one in WA and the only one with an accredited research stream.

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Research staff

Our facilities

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