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

Stellar graduates join Young Lives Matter Board
Tue, 10 Sep 2019

Australia’s first Indigenous doctor Helen Milroy and Western Australia’s former chief justice Wayne Martin have joined the board of The University of Western Australia’s suicide research initiative Young Lives Matter Foundation.

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HMS launches first Faculty-based SharePoint Site
Tue, 10 Sep 2019

The Faculty has launched its first SharePoint Site, a rich source of events, resources, quick links to central information and all you need to know on a broad range of topics including learning and teaching, safety, equipment and infrastructure, and research opportunities.

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Vale Alex Cohen
Tue, 10 Sep 2019

The University of Western Australia is saddened by the recent death of former Chancellor and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Alexander Cohen.

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Research staff

Our facilities

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Access

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