Founding Partners

The Westmead Research Hub is a collaboration between five organisations with expertise in medical research, health and education.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has a large research and teaching program which enjoys a national and international reputation. The organisation has a strong commitment to research and teaching as advances in medical, nursing and other research contribute directly to improved patient outcomes.


One of the largest medical research institutes in Australia, we bring together many disciplines and skills for just one reason: to improve the health and well-being of people in the Western Sydney region and beyond. With close connections to Westmead Hospital and the wider health system, it’s our understanding of patient needs which drives our research - inspiring our passion for discovery and the translation of findings into clinical practice.

Kids Research is the research division of Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, located in Westmead in Sydney's West and Randwick in Sydney's East. Kids Research includes research undertaken by our students, affiliated academic staff and research staff at both of Sydney’s paediatric hospitals, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.


1 in 20 children worldwide is born with a birth defect or genetic disease. Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is dedicated to advancing the treatment and prevention of childhood diseases, so every child has the opportunity for a healthy start to life. CMRI pioneered microsurgery, immunisations against lethal childhood illnesses and care for premature babies, all of which has improved the lives of countless Australian children over the last 58 years. Today, CMRI is the site of world-leading research in areas such as cancer, neurobiology, embryology and gene therapy.

As part of theThe University's 2016-20 Strategic Plan, the University will expand its presence in Western Sydney through the development by 2030 of a new multidisciplinary campus for 6,000 students at Westmead. An extra $50 million has been earmarked to fund new infrastructure in the Western Sydney region in the next five years, working towards a long-term target of $500 million over the next 15 years.

Pathology West services the largest geographic area of our pathology networks and provides services across roughly 70% of NSW. ICPMR-Path West is involved in collaborative research with the Westmead Millennium Institute, the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, NSW Health, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and a range of national and international research programs