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Sydney Research is a unique collaboration bringing together health, research, academia and industry.

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Formed in 2013, Sydney Research was established to optimise and harness expertise and leadership in research, healthcare and education across the Camperdown precinct.

Our purpose To drive collaboration between institutions, build research capacity and capabilities, and further strengthen innovation development and the commercial pipeline. 
Our mission To bring together clinicians, researchers, industry partners and our community within a truly collaborative group, to optimise research innovation, translation and implementation. We play an important role in promoting collaboration and coordinating the efforts of our leading and geographically proximate organisations.
Our vision For Camperdown to become a global destination for health and biomedical research and innovation.

Our Team

Embedding Quality Research

The Embedding Quality Research (EQR) Steering Committee aims to support and strengthen participation in research and the translation of research across the NSW Health System, which will in turn deliver better health outcomes for our communities. The Steering Committee includes the Chief Executive and Research Director from 17 Local Health Districts and Specialty Networks, 3 Advanced Health Research Translation Centres (AHRTCs), as well as NSW Health Pathology, eHealth NSW, Cancer Institute NSW, Agency for Clinical Innovation and the NSW Office of Health and Medical Research (NSW OHMR).

Sydney Research is the administrative body and is actively involved in the Expert Advisory Group. It is progressing an initiative to explore, analyse and recommend solutions to streamline research governance processes across the state in partnership with OHMR, Chrysallis Consultants, and the Expert Advisory Group.

Consumer Engagement in Research

Sydney Research plays an active role in driving new initiatives to further strengthen the involvement of consumers and community members as partners in research. We work hand-in-hand with our community volunteers, the District Consumer and Community Participation team, and researchers across and within Sydney Local Health District. 

Together, we have published an article in the Australian Health Review about consumers as partners in research and an action plan outlining initiatives to enhance consumer participation.  

Our Partners

The following organisations form part of the Sydney Research collaboration:

Ab Initio Pharma

Transforming ideas into therapeutic innovations.

ANZAC Research Institute

A biomedical research institute with a focus on ageing and to improve the future health and medical care for the Australasian community. 

Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI)

World-first dedicated institute for research into asbestos-related diseases with findings enabling improved methods of prevention, diagnostic, therapeutic procedures and treatments.

Baird Institute

To foster research and apply science to improve the outcomes for patients facing heart or lung surgery. 

Brain and Mind Centre

Transforming brain and mind health with world-leading research.

Centenary Institute

The latest medical research into our most complex health challenges across cancer, cardiovascular disease and inflammation.

Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network

Supporting primary health care services in central and eastern Sydney.

Centre for Education and Research in Ageing (CERA)

Improving the quality of life of older people through research into the ageing process. 

Charles Perkins Centre

Easing the burden of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, and their related conditions, through innovative research collaborations, research partnerships and teaching. 

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

A not-for-profit, comprehensive cancer hospital with the largest dedicated research centre and clinical trials unit for cancer in NSW.

Cicada Innovations

Australia's flagship deep tech incubator.

Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis

An integrated service for screening, detection, management, and follow up of metabolic disorders among patients with severe mental illness.

Greater Cities Commission

Driving the coordination of planning that will shape the future of our region, accelerate the delivery of key innovation districts and lead discussion on major city-shaping issues.

Heart Research Institute

An internationally recognised medical research institute that performs groundbreaking cardiovascular research. 

Sydney Musculoskeletal

Discover new ways to prevent, manage and cure these debilitating musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, and to promote healthy ageing and physical activity. 

Institute of Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics

A collaboration established to ensure that the benefits of precision medicine are rapidly and effectively implemented into the clinical care of patients and their families.

Melanoma Institute Australia

Dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs.


Australia's Growth Centre for the medical technologies, biotechnologies and pharmaceuticals sector. 

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre

Flagship centre of excellence in clinical trials research.

NSW Office for Health and Medical Research

Brand of the NSW Ministry of Health dedicated to supporting the performance of health and medical research across the state.

RPA Institute of Academic Surgery

World-leading centre for academic surgery dedicated to discovery, scholarship and innovation that drives excellence in patient care and improves the outcomes of surgical patients. 

Surgical Outcomes Research Centre

A not for profit surgical research unit with the aim to promote an evidence-based approach to improve clinical practice and to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.

Sydney Health Partners

A partnership aiming to transform the way research improves patient care and public health in our health system through strong collaboration, inclusive thinking and an overriding commitment to meet the health needs of our community. 

Sydney Institute for Women, Children and their Families

A central hub for research, evaluation, education and policy centred on, and related to, the health and social wellbeing of women, children and their families. 

Sydney Local Health District

One of the leading Local Health District's in Australia. Home to world leading hospitals, clinical services and community health centres, innovation and research. 

Tech Central


An ecosystem of Innovation Districts creating solutions for tomorrow's wicked problems.

University of Sydney

Australia’s first university, one of the top universities in Sydney, Australia, and is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities in the world. 

Woolcock Institute

A leading respiratory and sleep research organisation committed to investigating the causes of disease, finding better treatments and translating discoveries into new clinical practice.

Partnering Networks

Through Sydney Research, Sydney Local Health District has become a partner of the following collaborations and networks:

Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

National peak body for clinical trial networks, coordinating centres, and quality registries.

Business Sydney

The voice for business in Sydney.

Committee for Sydney

 The city's peak advocacy and urban policy think tank.

Digital Health CRC

A partnership harnessing the power of data and digital technologies to improve health outcomes, increase efficiency in health and aged care delivery, and grow a competitive digital health industry for Australia.

Franklin Women

Australia’s only professional community dedicated to supporting the careers of women working across the health and medical research ecosystem.

Research Australia A national alliance representing the entire health and medical research pipeline, from the laboratory to patient and the marketplace.

Sydney Health Partners

A partnership aiming to transform the way research improves patient care and public health in our health system through strong collaboration, inclusive thinking and an overriding commitment to meet the health needs of our community. 

Our Collaborators

Through Sydney Research initiatives (including the Embedding Quality Research program), we work closely with the following organisations.