Research at Nepean


Scientific Day
Research Fair
Visiting Scholars

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.Muscular Skeletal Ageing and Geriatric Medicine
3. Intensive / Critical Care
4. Neurosciences and mental health
5. Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
6. Reproductive, maternal and child health

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.


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 and fellowships for early career


Sub-Dean Research: Professor Ralph Nanan

MD Program Coordinator : Associate Professor Stephen Fuller

Research and MD / Honours Support Officer : Susan Dowd

Postgraduate Support Officer :Maree Yabsley

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).
This year, we are delighted to announce that two internationally prominent scientists, Professor Derek Hart and A/Professor David Booth will be featured in the scientific day.
Please mark this important date in our diary (Friday 31, October).

We look forward to seeing you at the Nepean Scientific Day 2014!


Benjamin Tang PhD, MMed(ClinEpi), MBBS, FCICM
Associate Professor
Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Nepean Scientific Day 2014.
Intensive Care Medicine, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney Australia

Nepean Genomic Research - bringing the science of gene discovery to bedside A/P Benjamin Tang

OZWAC Research Grants

OZWAC Grants Information

Nepean Clinical School Research Fair 2013

2013 Nepean Research Fair

Our Inaugural Research Fair highlighted research opportunities at Nepean Clinical School with presentations from our Researchers, Postgraduate students and Honours students.
Our guest speaker on the day was Professor Jillian Kril, Associate Dean Postgraduate Research discussing “Research Opportunities in Medicine”

Read more:
Nepean Clinical School Research Fair 2013

Nepean Clinical School Research Fair 2013 Program

Visiting Scholars

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