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.


There are many ways to be part of the health research community.


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Our newsletters keep getting better and better. Loaded with up-to-date information on events, funding opportunities plus great articles each week, it's your go-to news source for all things health and medical research. Read this week's newsletter here:

ON TOMORROW: @ConcertTcrc Cancer Roundtable featuring Prof Marie Ranson ( @mranson2 ) and Dr Tara Roberts ( @DrTaraLRoberts ) presenting on 'Drug Testing: Pros and Cons of cell culture and animal models'. Wed 12 August at 8am

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Understanding health research

Get the most out of reading research literature

Reading the research evidence and implementing evidence-based practice can be very challenging. One tool can help walk you through the fundamental components of any research report or journal article.

  • Are you new to research?
  • Are you interested in reading journal articles but not sure where to start?
  • Do you find it difficult to know if a journal article is good, or devastatingly flawed?


This site, Understand Health Research, will help you determine the quality of a research article.

Select an article that you would like to read and use this tool to help you critically evaluate the quality of that article, and the quality of the findings reported by the authors.


Work through each question related to the journal article. At the end of the analysis, you will have a neat, clean summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the paper. Any considerations will be highlighted to help you build an informed understanding of the claims with the research paper or report.


Try it out and let us know if you found it helpful.


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If you found this resource helpful, take a look at some of the other resources available through the South West Sydney Research Resources page.