Research Partners

Our research focus is linked to the health and medical needs of individuals and families living in South West Sydney. We are committed to inspiring health and transforming care in our community.

The Ingham Institute operates as a partnership between the South Western Sydney Local Health District, the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University.
Over half of our researchers are practicing clinicians within the local health district or teaching staff within our partner universities.

The Institute’s Medical Research programs have a translational focus. This means that results from the laboratory are transformed into direct health benefits in the form of new treatments and standards of care for patients whilst our research and medical technologies is innovating the education of the next generations of health professionals and scientists.

The South Western Sydney Local Health District is one of the largest health districts in New South Wales.

The District is among the most rapidly growing populations in NSW and projected to grow to over more than a million people in the next decade. It is also a vibrant, culturally diverse region with almost a third of its population speaking a language other than English at home.

The District covers both rural and suburban communities and manages six acute public hospitals – Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Bowral and District Hospital, Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals, Fairfield Hospital and Liverpool Hospital. The District also operates 14 major community health centres providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services.

Embedding research into clinical practice, the Institute has clinicians integrated into the following research groups such as:
• Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry
• Antibiotic Resistance & Mobile Elements ARMEG (Microbiology)
• Arthritis Research
• Biological Resources Unit
• Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group`
• Breast Cancer
• Cancer Pathology
• Centre for Nursing Research
• Cardiology Research
• Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation
• CHETRE
• Clinical Cancer Registry
• Clinical Trials
• COHORT
• CONCERT
• Correlative Microscopy
• Dept Of Neurology
• Dermatology
• Diabetes Research
• Early Years Research
• Gastroenterology and Liver Research Group
• Gastro-Intestinal Viral Oncology
• GP Unit
• Haematology
• Immune Tolerance
• Immunology Research
• Liverpool Diabetes Collaborative Research
• Medical Oncology
• Medical Physics
• Medicine
• Palliative Care
• Psycho-oncology Research
• Respiratory Medicine
• Simpson Centre
• South Western Emergency Research Institute
• SWS STRONG
• SWSCS Faculty of Medicine
• Translational Research and Social Innovation (TReSI)
• Whitlam Orthopaedic Research
• WHITU

The Institute’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre is a state-of-the-art training hub for junior doctors, medical students, nurses, clinicians and medical researchers in South West Sydney.

Managed by UNSW Sydney and based within Liverpool Hospital, the Centre delivers thousands of hours of training each year to trainee health care workers from the South Western Sydney Local Health District and students from the University of New South Wales.

The Institute is proud to support leading professors and higher education students in the below research groups:
• Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry
• Best START
• Biological Resources Unit
• Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group
• CANR
• Cardiology Research
• Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation
• CHETRE
• CONCERT
• Epidemiology
• Gastroenterology and Liver Research Group
• Gastro-Intestinal Viral Oncology
• GP Unit
• Immune Tolerance
• Liverpool Diabetes Collaborative Research
• Medical Oncology
• Medical Physics
• Palliative Care Clinical Trials
• Pancreatic Research
• Psycho-oncology Research
• Respiratory Medicine
• Schizophrenia Research
• Simpson Centre for Health Services Research
• South Western Emergency Research Institute
• SPHERE
• SWERI
• SWS Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre
• SWS STRONG
• Whitlam Orthopaedic Research

Western Sydney University’s School of Medicine believes that advances in medicine rely on advances in knowledge. Their research activities include working in laboratories at a molecular level, improving educational practice with medical students, working with patients in outpatient clinics at local hospitals, and working with Aboriginal medical services in rural and remote areas.

Aligning their research activities with the Ingham Institute, the collaboration between research and teaching staff has delivered Australian-first, community programs and new curriculum into tertiary degrees.

The Institute is proud to support leading professors and higher education students in the below research groups:
• Antibiotic Resistance & Mobile Elements
• Cancer Pathology
• CANR
• CCORE
• COHORT
• IIAMR Management Support
• Immunology Research
• Liverpool Diabetes Collaborative Research
• Medical Oncology
• Medical Physics
• Psycho-oncology
• Simpson Centre for Health Services Research
• TReSI

The Institute is a proud member of the South West Sydney Research Hub, part of NSW Health’s Office for Health and Medical Research Hubs Strategy. The hub’s vision is for South Western Sydney to become internationally recognised as a leader in health and medical research, improving health outcomes for all. It also aims to make a difference both in our own community, and on the world-stage.

The Institute is a partner of The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) which combines the best academic, clinical and industry expertise to address unmet local, national and international health priorities and needs through collaboration, innovation and partnership.

This Institute is proud to be a member of the Sax Institute, a national leader in promoting the use of research evidence in health policy. Their mission is to improve health and wellbeing by driving the use of research in policies, programs and services.
The Sax are an Evidence Specialist working collaboratively to embed research into the fabric of policy, program and service delivery decisions. They develop, test and deliver best-practice approaches to working at the interface of research and health decision-making.

The Ingham Institute’s research has significant global reach and impact. We have links or collaborations with:
• National Institute for Radiological Science (Japan)
• Hong Kong University (Hong Kong)
• Harvard Medical School (USA)
• University of British Columbia (Canada)
• Stanford University (USA)
• University of Oxford (UK)
• Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK)
• International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna) and
• Union for International Cancer Control (Geneva).
Our global links and collaborations help to translate our research into new treatments and models of care that are applied locally, within Australia and around the world.

9553