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

Top Indigenous STEM students make finals of Premier's Science Awards
Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Students at The University of Western Australia have taken out all four finalist places in a new Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards, announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.

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Researchers call for the term 'high functioning autism' to be consigned to history
Thu, 20 Jun 2019

Autism researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute have called for the term ‘high functioning autism’ to be abandoned because of the misleading and potentially harmful expectations it creates around the abilities of children on the autism spectrum.

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Study urges GPs to be on alert for deep vein thrombosis
Mon, 17 Jun 2019

General practitioners and physicians are being urged to keep a careful eye on the potentially deadly condition of deep vein thrombosis because the signs and symptoms of DVT are non-specific and often difficult to diagnose, according to a review published today in The Medical Journal of Australia.

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Research staff

Our facilities

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