Research at Nepean


Scientific Day
Researchers Seeking Participants
Visiting Scholars
Research Fair

Research Projects

Our vision for Nepean Clinical School is to become one of Australia’s premier destinations for health, education and medical research within the next 10 years.
Our aim is to deliver world-class research to Nepean, benefiting our region - its patients, families and the healthcare system – and beyond. This research translates from bench to bedside, providing the most advance clinical care to patients.
As part of the University of Sydney, which is in the top 1% of research universities in the world, we collaborate with expert professors, doctors and researchers to bring the latest research and treatments to Nepean.
Our researchers participate in nationally and internationally funded research; current NHMRC Grants total over $3 million, and professors at SMSN want to take the lead on a number of projects in areas of our research strength, which include:

2.Intensive / Critical Care
3.Neurosciences and mental health
4.Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
5.Reproductive, maternal and child health
6.Addiction Medicine and Gastroenterology

Other areas of research at Nepean include endocrinology (autoimmune diseases, such as Graves’ Disease and thyroid diseases), urology, gastroenterology (e.g. Hepatitis C) and surgery.
Research funding accelerates innovation. Thanks to the support of our community and foundations, like the NMRF and OZWAC, and our success in research grants, developments in research at Sydney Medical School Nepean have expanded at a rapid pace since Nepean became a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney in 1992.

Nepean Clinical School also offers the option of doing a research project in all of our areas of research and welcomes any inquiries of interest.


Sub-Dean Research: Professor Ralph Nanan

Head of School, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Coordinator and MD Program Coordinator : Associate Professor Stephen Fuller

Research / MD Program / Honours Support Officer : Susan Dowd

Postgraduate Support Officer :Maree Yabsley


For donors, there are many opportunities to "support our research", such as establishing a pilot study for a clinical trial or providing scholarships for PhD students or fellowships for early career researchers.

To make a donation or find out more please Click Here or call our Development professional, Associate Director of Development : Rebecca Palser

2015 Nepean Annual Scientific Day - Friday 13th November

Prizes and Awards

2015 NBMLHD Prizes

2015 NMRF Grant Recipients

2015 Isobel Corin Travel Grant Recipients

Research Seminar Series

2014 Nepean Annual Scientific Day - Friday 31st October

The Nepean Scientific Day is an annual event where we showcase the work of our researchers (medical, nursing and allied health).
Last year’s theme was “Translational medicine – how scientists and clinicians work together to save lives”. Translational medicine is a rapidly growing discipline in medical research. It arises from major scientific breakthrough over the last decade, including the mapping of human genome, the advance in nanotechnology and bioinformatics. The aim of translational medicine is to expedite these discoveries into new diagnostic tools and novel treatment. The potential benefit to improving patient care and promoting health is enormous.

The Nepean Scientific Day will also showcase scientific works of local researchers from the Nepean and Blue Mountain areas.
This year featured international experts in translational medicine, Professor Derek Hart and Associate Professor David Booth.

It was a very informative and enjoyable day with excellent attendance.

Read more :
2014 Scientific Day Award Recipients

2014 NMRF Project Grant Recipients





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Professor Nanan's TV interview on Allergies

Visiting Scholars

Reza Shakib - Iran
Yoshitake - Japan
Kyra - Belgium
Olivia - New York
Camille - Belgium
Suneetha Rachaneni - UK
Philip Rahmanou - UK
Glefy Furtado - UK
Chin Hing Yong - NZ
Sissel Oversand - Norway
Cristina Ortiz - Spain
Natharnia Young - AUS
Candice Chatel
Teerayut Temtanakitpaisan
Paka Chandhana -US
Maciej Jozwik -PL
Martyna Stankiewicz -PL
Mariangeles Gomez -Argentina

Alejandro Patillo - Chile

Michelle Severino - Philippines

Pakeeza Alam - USA

Anna Liza C.Salita - Philippines

Li Tan - China

Dawn Chia - Singapore

Dr Morounfolu Thompson - UK

Dr Gerda Trutnovsky - Austria

Anna Pilzek - USA

Dr Diyana Docheva - Canada

Professor Gomez Montes (Fercho) - Colombia

Dr Kelly Hankins - USA