Affiliated Medical Research Institutes

Affiliated Medical Research Institutes and Centres are External Medical Research organisations which may be established on the basis of specific, targeted initiatives by the Commonwealth or State Governments, or else to address specific missions. Some non-Government Affiliated Medical Research institutes and Centres may be established without a competitive bidding or tendering process and funded from industry, philanthropic, and/or international sources.

Black Dog Institute

Executive Director: Prof Helen Christensen

Contact:
Phone: 02 9382 4530
Email: blackdog@blackdog.org.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders through our high quality translational research, our clinical expertise and our national education programs.

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Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT)

Director: Prof Paul de Souza
SWSLHD Cancer Stream Director: Prof Geoff Delaney

Contact:
Phone: 02 8738 5277
Email: therese.mccabe@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

To improve the lives of cancer patients and their carers

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Children's Cancer Institute (CCIA)

Executive Director: Prof Michelle Haber

Contact:
Phone: 1800 685 686

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

Our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering.

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Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Director: Prof John Mattick AO FAA

Contact:
Phone: 02 9295 8100
Email: generalinfo@garvan.org.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

Garvan's mission is to make significant contributions to medical research that will change the directions of science and medicine and have major impacts on human health. Garvan strives to enhance and develop research programs that combine fundamental science with strong clinical interactions.

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Ingham Institute

Research Director: Prof Michael Barton OAM

Contact:
Phone: 02 8738 9000
Email: research@inghaminstitute.org.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

Our mission is to challenge the understanding and treatment of existing medical conditions and processes and by doing so radically transform community health outcomes for the better.

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National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)

Director: Prof Peter McIntyre

Contact:
Phone: 02 9845 1433
Email: ncirs.schn@health.nsw.gov.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The purpose of NCIRS is to promote the optimum control of vaccine preventable diseases in Australia through research, surveillance and evaluation of scientific evidence.

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Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)

Director: Prof Peter Schofield

Contact:
Phone: 02 9399 1000

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

As a leader in brain and nervous system research, our goal is to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research.

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Simpson Centre for Health Services Research (SCHSR)

Director: Prof Ken Hillman

Contact:
Phone: 02 9385 3165
Email: aihi@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The Centre’s fundamental goal is to innovate, develop, implement and evaluate health care systems. In addition, we conduct research to generate new knowledge about existing services and to influence policy and practice.

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Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia

CEO: Dr Lynleigh Evans

Contact:
Phone: 02 8833 3000

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The purpose of the Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia is to benefit people who suffer from diseases of the skin.

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St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research (SVCAMR)

Director: Prof David Cooper

Contact:
Phone: 02 8382 4900
Email: amr-reception@amr.org.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The AMR is committed to:

  • Excellence in biomedical research. The Centre engages in fundamental scientific research in the fields of immunology and cell biology with relevance to allergy, inflammatory disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS. Collaborative projects link these studies to clinical trials, in particular HIV/AIDS
  • Disseminating the results of this research widely to the medical and scientific community and to the general public
  • Undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate training and teaching
  • Providing the highest standards of diagnostic service and patient care in accordance with the Mission of St. Vincent's Hospital

 

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The George Institute for Global Health

Executive Director: Professor Vlado Perkovic

Contact:
Phone: 02 8052 4300
Email: info@georgeinstitute.org.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The George Institute for Global Health is a health and medical research institute whose mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

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The Health-Science Alliance (HSA)

Chairman: Mr Peter Joseph AM

Contact:
Email: t.campbell@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The individual institutions comprising the HSA and their staff are committed to working together in a spirit of collaboration in order:

  • to continue as a multidisciplinary team to provide  the best possible prevention and healthcare to our patients
  • to focus our health and medical research efforts on excellence and on rapid translation of discovery into the clinical setting
  • to identify and exploit synergies between our various activities, at the same time avoiding inefficiencies and maximising cooperation
  • to provide our clinical and non-clinical staff with the best educational facilities available in order both to support existing staff and to assist us in recruiting the best possible new staff

 

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Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI)

Executive Director: Prof Robert Graham

Contact:
Phone: 02 9295 8600
Email: info@victorchang.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to the relief of pain and suffering, and the promotion of wellbeing, through an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of cardiovascular biology in health and disease. The Victor Chang Institute strives to:

  • Be a world-class research facility and one of the best independent medical research institutes in Australia that contributes in a major way to the health of all people, through research into cardiovascular diseases; 
  • Advance  knowledge  and  make  fundamental  discoveries  in  cardiovascular research  that  can  be  rapidly  translated  into  improved  preventions,  diagnostics  and treatments; and
  • Be a leader in the adoption, application and integration of genomics, stem cell and regenerative medicine, and other cutting edge technologies and approaches, for improved patient management.
 

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