Research Themes

The following areas list the main areas of research currently taking place or being actively envisaged within SVRC. This table is largely confined to the more established research groups/themes/disciplines within SVRC. It is acknowledged that there are many others in the SVRC family with aspirations to grow their research activity.

Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health

Our research into mental health, substance abuse and homeless health is highly regarded.

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Cancer

St Vincent’s is highly respected for its ground-breaking cancer research.

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Computational Biology

Through computational biology, research and discoveries will become far cheaper, less time consuming and more powerful.

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Diabetes and Metabolism

We aim to understand the causal relationships between genetics, environment and the development of diabetes.

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Endocrinology

We maintain a specialty focus on diabetes, pituitary and growth disorders, osteoporosis and obesity.

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Genomics

Our genomics research aims to understand genome biology and its impact on disease.

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Heart Lung Vascular

St Vincent’s Darlinghurst Campus is internationally recognised for its heart, lung and vascular work.

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Immunology, Virology and Infectious Diseases

Our core research is focussed primarily on the management of those with HIV/AIDs.

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Neurosciences

We continue to lead research excellence in diseases and trauma affecting the nervous system.

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Nursing

The NRI is a partnership with the ACU which includes translation of nursing research into clinical care.

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Osteoporosis and Bone Biology

We are using novel techniques to study how and why cancer cells grow and survive in bone.

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Palliative Care and Rehabilitation

St Vincent’s is recognised as a leader in the research behind compassionate, end of life care.

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