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Westmead is the centre of transformational health services, research and education in western Sydney, internationally recognised for its depth and scale of expertise.

Our campus at Westmead is home to around 1600 students who are conducting study, research or clinical placements at Westmead, including critical research into the causes and mechanisms of disease and devising novel interventions for prevention and treatment.

The Westmead campus includes three major medical research institutes, two large-scale University of Sydney teaching hospitals and the largest pathology service in NSW. Read the Westmead Academic Strategy 2018-2022 for further information on how the University will increase and diversify academic activity at Westmead.

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We are strengthening our partnership with the Westmead Precinct and contributing to greater health, education, research and training by providing new education facilities, upgrades to existing spaces, and a suite of new academic programs and initiatives.

Study at Westmead

The University has had a presence at Westmead for more than 40 years, and the Westmead Precinct is still growing and undergoing transformation. However, there is still enormous change to come. We are proud to be part of this journey and our engagement in the region will continue to increase. The Sydney Medical School and the Sydney Dental School already have a strong presence at Westmead, along with our strategic centres. Our students have access to three medical research institutes and two teaching hospitals. This provides our students with access to some of the best clinicians and researchers in Australia and internationally.

Students can also apply for a number of scholarships, including:

Strategic research at Westmead

We are committed to contributing to the largest and most dynamic translational research ecosystem in Australia, with a focus on person-centred innovation and education. We have four strategic centres with a presence in the region: the Charles Perkins Centre, the Brain and Mind Centre, the Marie Bashir Institute and the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC)

The University established WARC in collaboration with the Western Sydney Local Health District to deepen our understanding of the causes of chronic disease, with a focus on translational research that addresses the specific needs and circumstances of patients in western Sydney.

By offering a transformational approach to solving problems – both within health and beyond – we go outside the walls of the University into community and society.

The Westmead Research Hub is a collaboration between five organisations with expertise in medical research, health and education.

The hub undertakes projects that encourage collaboration, sharing both physical resources and the brainpower of its members. It aims to grow Westmead as a world-renowned leader in health and medical research through strength in numbers.

If you are a student interested in projects currently available at Westmead, you can find out more by using our Available Student Project Search tool.

Partnership with NAB RunWest 

The Westmead Initiative is proud to have partnered with NAB RunWest to bring together academic research and community engagement.

As the official school and community partner we were pleased to encourage students, teachers and parents to get involved with the NAB RunWest event on Sunday 31 March 2019 to help improve physical activity in the community. This included a free six-week training program offered to participating schools in partnership with Athletics Australia. 

“The University’s partnership with NAB RunWest builds upon our existing research and education activity in Western Sydney to support the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we serve,” said Professor Chris Peck, Director of the University of Sydney’s Westmead Initiative.

In addition, Dr Lindsey Reece of the Charles Perkins Centre, is leading a research project in conjunction with the NSW Office of Sport and Parkrun. This collaborative research initiative with Athletics Australia and NAB RunWest will collect insights from participants to identify behavioural changes and physical health benefits that result from participation in this unique community event. 

Find out more about our partnership and view the event gallery below. 

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