Interested in undertaking a health research degree?

The Division of Health Sciences offers a dynamic research environment across biomedical, pharmaceutical, clinical, population health, and health policy and practice investigations.

 

Research Degrees

Research in the School

The School of Pharmacy and Medical Science at UniSA has a long and proud history of research into health and biomedical sciences. Research into understanding disease and how to better treat and manage it, is conducted by a large number of research groups within three major concentrations: Development and Optimal use of Medicines, Biology of Health and Disease, and Food, Nutrition and Health. Researchers in the School are internationally recognised and have successful records in attracting funding from competitive grants and from contract research with industry and government.

Theme 1: Development and Optimal use of Medicines

Centre for Drug Discovery and Development

Centre for Drug Discovery and Development

Professor Shudong Wang
Dedicated towards the discovery and development of new drugs for a range of therapeutic applications, particularly cancer.

 

Chemistry

Chemistry

Our chemistry researchers contribute to a range of translational studies in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology and Medical Sciences. 

Centre for Pharmaceutical Innovation and Development

Centre for Pharmaceutical Innovation and Development

Professor Sanjay Garg
The centre is a unique collaboration with a mission to achieve excellence in translational research and training involving drug development and delivery.

 

Therapeutics and Pharmaceutical Science research group

Drug Therapeutics

From identifying better medicines for angina and infection, to developing safer treatments for psoriasis and skin cancer, the Drug Therapeutics research portfolio is involved in a wide range of projects aimed at treating disease and optimising health.

 

Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre

Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre

Professor Libby Roughead
Researching medication safety to identify the extent of problems with medicine use in Australia and successful strategies for improving medicine use.

 

Theme 2: Biology of Health and Disease

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Our research at the cellular and molecular level seeks to better understand and manage some of society’s greatest health threats. Research groups are developing new vaccines, antibiotics, genetic therapies and diagnostics.

 

Clinical laboratory medicine

Clinical laboratory medicine

The Clinical laboratory medicine group conducts essential research exploring the biological mechanisms of thrombosis and haemostasis, angiogenesis, antimicrobial activity, and the toxic effects of cancer treatments.

Neuroscience research concentration

Neuroscience

Using brain health as a common point, our researchers are investigating across a range of populations from people with chronic pain through to suicide prevention and rehabilitation after neurotrauma, neurodegeneration or drug use. 

Physiological Scences

Physiological Sciences

Our physiology research spans a range of fields in health, from the endocrinology of skeletal health and the developing fetus, through to studies of respiratory surfactants.

Healthy Environments, Healthy People

Healthy Environments, Healthy People

Aiming to improve the health of people and places by studying the interaction between the environment and human health.

 

Theme 3: Food, Nutrition and Health

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic disease

Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through food. We are expanding knowledge on the links between diet and disease, in order to develop innovative solutions for promoting healthy dietary patterns.

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Our aim is to improve the nutrition, health and wellbeing of Australians. We are expanding knowledge on the determinants of diet and disease, in order to develop innovative solutions for promoting a healthy diet.

Food Science and Health

Food Science and Health

Our aim is to improve the safety and quality of foods and food products for better health and wellbeing. We are expanding the understanding the role of foods in different diets and health, in order to develop safe and high quality food products.

Areas of study and research

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