Office of Research and Research Training

The Office of Research and Research Training was established in 2008 to better support Sydney Medical School to provide leadership in translating research outcomes into better health for all. It supports and develops our world class researchers and provides the research training required to create the next generation of research scientists.

The Office advises the Dean on research matters and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to enhance the Medical School's research capacity in health and medical research across the University. The Office also provides advice and administrative support to researchers.

The tenets of the Medical School research strategy are:

  • To support research-led teaching across all areas of the Medical School.
  • To support core facilities at key sites and encourage the expansion of their service across the Medical School.
  • To strengthen mutually beneficial linkages with research institutes.
  • To ensure proper focus on viable and productive research groups throughout the Medical School.
  • To ensure mentoring and networking for ECRs and new appointees and isolated academics.
  • To benchmark the Medical School’s research performance and use this to guide renewal of its strategy into the future.
  • To focus internal funds for research support on PGR students, ECRs, postdocs and new staff.
  • To invest in attracting and retaining postgraduate students, and to encourage clinicians to undertake postgraduate research.
  • To identify core competencies in research training and ensure that all students achieve these competencies.