The Division of Health Sciences offers a dynamic research environment across biomedical, pharmaceutical, clinical, population health, and health policy and practice investigations.
The School of Pharmacy and Medical Science at UniSA has a strong record of research across a range of health and biomedical sciences. This is underpinned by state of the art laboratory facilities on the City East Campus and participation in the Sansom Institute for Health Research, the University of South Australia’s health and biomedical research concentration.
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.
Research and Postgraduate Opportunities
Professor Cory XianExploring the mechanisms and regulation of children's bone growth and bone growth defects to develop biological treatments.
Professor Shudong WangDedicated towards the discovery and development of new drugs for a range of therapeutic applications, particularly cancer.
Professor Janna MorrisonDetermining how events before birth have an impact on health later in life.
Associate Professor Leanne DibbensResearch that is changing the way we think about epilepsy and providing insights into the disorder with the aim of helping patients and their families.
Associate Professor John HayballAiming to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment by exploring novel immunotherapeutic approaches to treat cancer and other chronic and acute infections.
Dr Rietie VenterConducting important research aimed at addressing a variety of biological challenges affecting human and animal health.
Associate Professor Sandra OrgeigOffering a range of innovations in health, from better care for premature babies and their mothers and preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
Professor Doug BrooksFocussing on medical research relating to the endocytic network (endosomes and lysosomes) and its critical role in cell function.
Assoc Prof Craig WilliamsAiming to improve the health of people and places by studying the interaction between the environment and human health.
Professor Jason WhiteImproving management of pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, drug dependence and sleep disorders.
Professor Libby RougheadResearching medication safety to identify the extent of problems with medicine use in Australia and successful strategies for improving medicine use.
Professor Sanjay GargThe centre is a unique collaboration with a mission to achieve excellence in translational research and training involving drug development and delivery.
Professor Michael RobertsInvolved in a wide range of projects aimed at treating disease and optimising health.
Professor Jason WhiteLooking at the consequences of the long-term use of drugs of dependence and developing innovative strategies to treat pain and stop addiction.