Lifespan Research Community


An innovative whole of life approach to health and medical research -- from a healthy start to life through to happy ageing.

Lifespan Research Network

Lifespan Research Network enhances collaboration amongst the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health (RMCH) researchers and Healthy Ageing researchers in the University of Sydney, its teaching hospitals, affiliated institutes, as well as external institutions and organisations.

Latest news and events

New Lifespan Research Network co-leader appointed

Congratulations to Professor Kate Steinbeck - the Medical Foundation Chair in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Sydney – who was recently appointed as the new co-leader of the Lifespan Research Network at the Sydney Medical School. Professor Steinbeck will be taking over from Professor Cheryl Jones, who has recently stepped down from the role. We’d like to thank Professor Jones for her valuable contribution to the set-up of the network and the leadership she has shown in this area. More information.

Kate Steinbeck receives recognition award

Congratulations to Professor Kate Steinbeck from the Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School who has received the 2015 Southern Hemisphere International Chapter Recognition Award from the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Lifespan Advisory Board now spanning faculties

The Lifespan Advisory Board held its first meeting in April 2015. Representatives from different faculties and Strategic Priority AReas for Collaboration (SPARCs) have gathered to discuss a multidisciplinary approach to lifespan research. More information.

Gift transforms University's approach to fertility research and treatment

The University of Sydney announced a major initiative in the field of fertility research and treatment, as it takes over ownership of Westmead IVF Pty Limited, the company which operates the private fertility clinic at Westmead Hospital, Westmead Fertility Centre. More information.

2015 NMHRC grant success

This year was a successful round for members of the Lifespan Research Network with research funding awarded in NHMRC project and fellowship schemes. Congratulations to Lifespan affiliates who won NHMRC project grants and fellowships. More information.