South West Sydney Research brings together healthcare, research and health education entities in South West Sydney as a co-ordinated Hub.


South West Sydney Research facilitates world-class research by supporting multi‑professional and multi‑centre collaboration, working to improve our competitiveness, and reducing barriers to research conduct and translation.


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The 2019 round of our Research Grant Scheme is now open. We invite researchers to propose projects that align with the ACI’s mandate, functions, strategic plan and research priorities. Our consultation phase ends 14 June – see for application information.

Reflecting on a fabulous 2018 and looking forward to an exciting year ahead for research in south western Sydney!

Want to help improve health services delivery and clinical and population health outcomes? This is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage our newly established Clinical Trials Support Unit. Applications close 3 December. APPLY NOW

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Karitane’s dedicated research team is working on a number projects with universities and other organisations. Karitane welcomes research partnerships to inform and improve outcomes and clinical practice for children and families. Completed research projects have been published. Some recent research projects:

  • Circle of Security Parenting Education Program Evaluation
  • Infant massage for unsettled babies
  • Parenting practices and child temperament in early childhood disruptive behaviour problems
  • Toddler biology and behaviour
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for families with children 15-24 months
  • Maternal separation anxiety, parenting and infant behavioural disturbance
  • Separation anxiety in pregnancy
  • The perinatal journey

Family Partnership in Practice Karitane also has a research partnership with Peking University comparing the use of Chinese traditional medicine and western interventions for the treatment of mothers experiencing postnatal depression.

Employed by or formally affiliated with Karitane? You are eligible to register.