Research students

WCS students have access to premium research opportunities through the Westmead Research Hub, which is the largest medical research precinct in NSW. Together these facilities and services amount to exceptional opportunities for WCS students.

The Westmead Institute

The Westmead Institute is one of the largest medical research institutes in Australia including cutting edge laboratories. There's over 400 staff pioneering research into a wide range of important human disorders affecting both adults and children.
Closely affiliated with both Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney, research at The Westmead Institute extends from the laboratory to the patient - from "bench to bedside". The research spans cancer and leukaemia; infectious and immune diseases; mental illness, as well as liver, kidney, eye, heart and respiratory disease. Researches make use of the basic tools of molecular and cell biology, genetics and epidemiology, imaging technology and clinical research. View the Current Student Opportunities

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead, a purpose built state of the art facility that provides fully integrated research, prevention, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation programs for patients and families coping with cancer.

Breast Cancer Institute

Located at Westmead Hospital, the Charter of the Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) includes a commitment to research and the establishment of effective mechanisms to monitor the practice and outcomes of the management of breast disease in New South Wales. The roles of the BCI Research Program are to perform research, provide support for analysis and evaluation of BCI training and education projects, disseminate research findings, and inform the public about breast disease. View the Westmead BCI Research Themes.


The Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR) is located at Westmead Hospital and is the main referral lab for the Pathology West Network which covers approximately 70% of NSW. ICPMR is probably best known as Australia's most comprehensive provider of pathology services. As well as servicing hospitals in Western Sydney, Nepean, Murrumbidgee, Southern, Western and Far West NSW, they provide tertiary services throughout NSW and, where appropriate, throughout Australia and even to some overseas centres. ICPMR is far more than simply a pathology service. It has a commitment to fostering excellence in clinical care, public health, teaching, training and medical research. View the Key Projects.

The Centre for Vision Research

Located at Westmead Hospital the Centre for Vision Research was established in 2001 to bring together the vision and allied sensory research being conducted by the University of Sydney Department of Ophthalmology at Westmead Hospital. The Centre collaborates with many other University departments and their Research Centres.

Children's Medical Research Institute

The Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), is an independent research institute established in 1958, based at Westmead near the Children’s Hospital. View the Research Units & Groups.

Kids Research Institute

Kids Research Institute (KRI), is based at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and is part of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. View the seven major Research Themes.

WSLHD Research & Education Network

WSLHD Research and Education Network includes active research and teaching collaborations with WCS and University as the allied health training and research network. View the Research Centres.

Charles Perkins Centre

Charles Perkins Centre is located at main campus, however the focus is on collaborative and translational research projects across University Clinical Schools, CHW, Institutes and Affiliates. View to Get Involved.

The George Institute

The affiliated George Institute for Global Health is a health and medical research institute whose mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. View the Featured Projects.

Marie Bashir Institute

The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) is committed to meeting the challenge of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. One of MBI’s precincts is based at Westmead (linked to Westmead Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead). View MBI's Research Topics.