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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South West Sydney Research is offering up to two $20,000 grants to nurture collaborative research amongst our members and aid research capacity building.

In this round, the priority areas are:

  • Improve health outcomes in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) or high/special needs groups
  • Increase research literacy

Applications for the 2017 Small Grant Scheme have now closed.

Read about the four successful projects from the 2017 Small Grant Scheme here.

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Collaboration is fundamental to research quality and success. It occurs across disciplines, institutions and national and international boundaries.

South West Sydney Research is offering a $5,000 prize to recognise and nurture collaborative research amongst our members. The winning research program can put the funds towards any research-related expense.

The winner of the 2017 SWSR Annual Prize is Professor Afaf Girgis and her team. Their collaborative program of research entitled, “Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Personalised Treatment and Care (PROMPT-Care); eHealth supporting patient-centred care“, aims to improve patient well-being and cancer outcomes through the implementation of the first eHealth system in Australia that is fully integrated in hospital oncology information systems (OIS), enabling routine collection of patient reported outcomes (PROs). Read more about the winning project here.

The SWSR Annual Prize will be offered again in 2018.

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