Medical Research Institutes
Our medical research institute partners are world-leaders in their fields, and provide us with valuable expertise across a range of disciplines
In addition to our health service and university Partners, we are partnered with eleven medical research institutes.
ANZAC Research Institute
The ANZAC Research Institute's vision is to provide leadership and excellence in health and medical research activities throughout Australia, with a focus on aging, to improve the future health and medical care for the Australasian community. In so doing, the Institute will provide a lasting legacy to the veterans and their families who have created the society we have today.
The ANZAC Research Institute aims to co-ordinate the highest quality innovative research at all levels from public and population health, to clinical research, molecular physiology as well as cell and molecular biology.
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute
The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI), established by the Asbestos Diseases Research Foundation, is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the world's first stand-alone research facility focused on asbestos-related cancer. ADRI is located in the Bernie Banton Centre, named in honour of the late asbestos diseases campaigner, Bernie Banton.
ADRI comprises of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, including oncology-oriented clinicians, epidemiologists, molecular biologists, quality-of-life researchers and experts in biotechnology.
Encompassing professional and community education and promoting the significance of asbestos-related health issues amongst opinion leaders, the ADRI places a strong emphasis on achieving practical benefits for people affected by or at risk of asbestos-related diseases.
The Centenary Institute
The Centenary Institute is a world-leading independent Medical Research Institute. Its strength is in uncovering disease mechanisms and applying this knowledge to improve diagnostics and treatments for patients and find cures for some of the most chronic diseases affecting today's society. The Centenary Institute focuses its research efforts in three key areas: cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.
Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI)
The Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is dedicated to advancing the treatment and prevention of childhood diseases, so every child has the opportunity for a healthy start to life. CMRI was Australia's first paediatric medical research facility and pioneered microsurgery, immunisations against lethal childhood illnesses and care for premature babies, all of which has improved the lives of countless Australian children over the last 58 years. Today, CMRI is the site of world-leading research in areas such as cancer, neurobiology, embryology and gene therapy.
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
The mission of the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, carers and their families by advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of the disease. The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is an integrated and focused centre of excellence, offering everything a cancer patient needs in one place, including advanced onco-surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, research, education, complementary therapies and psychosocial support.
The George Institute for Global Health
The George Institute for Global Health is a global, not-for-profit health and medical research organisation, affiliated with leading academic partners, with major centres in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom. Its research is helping people all over the world to lead healthier lives, be it by transforming the way healthcare is delivered or by identifying the most effective, safe and affordable ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury. The George Institute is at the forefront of finding healthcare solutions with a single goal in mind: to improve the lives of millions of people around the world, today and in the future.
The Heart Research Institute
The Heart Research Institute is a world-class research institute and a hub for scientific excellence in cardiovascular research. Its scientists are focused on understanding the causes and complications of cardiovascular disease and are at the forefront of conducting innovative research to prevent, detect and treat the world's number one killer - cardiovascular disease.
The Kolling Institute brings together a talented, dedicated and experienced team to pioneer new treatments and improve the health of the community.
As the longest-running research organisation in NSW, the Institute is recognised as a world-leading centre linking the Northern Sydney Local Health District with the University of Sydney.
It has been at the forefront of research for 100 years, turning scientific discoveries into medical realities. Today, hundreds of researchers are part of the Kolling team, all driven by a common goal to help diagnose, prevent and treat disease – and improve the care our community receives.
Kolling Institute researchers are in a unique position as part of a large health system - directly able to incorporate scientific breakthroughs into clinical practice. Supported by the latest technology and strong partnerships, our teams are embracing innovative research and improving the lives of those living with disease.
Melanoma Institute Australia
Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) pioneers advances in melanoma research and treatment that are making a difference to the lives of patients today. They are a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs.
MIA is a national affiliated network of melanoma researchers and clinicians based in Sydney at the Poche Centre – the world’s largest melanoma research and treatment facility. It’s from here that their specialists pioneer new research, conduct clinical trials, develop new treatments and promote awareness of melanoma and where their clinics treat 1,500 melanoma patients each year.
Westmead Institute for Medical Research
As one of the largest medical research institutes in Australia, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research brings together many disciplines and skills to improve the health and well-being of people in the Western Sydney region and beyond. Its vision is to attract great minds to do great research which is translated to improve health for patients and communities.
Its researchers are world leaders in breast and ovarian cancer, melanoma and leukaemia, diabetes, major infectious diseases including HIV; autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis; kidney, liver, heart, respiratory and eye diseases; mental health and neuroscience.
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research strives to improve the respiratory and sleep health of Australians through world-class research, care and education. Its team of 200 medical researchers is dedicated to investigating the causes of disease, finding better treatments and translating their discoveries into new clinical practice. The Institute is determined that its work creates a better life for people living with lung conditions and sleep disorders.