UNSW Medicine

professor rodney phillips

Eminent immunologist and HIV researcher Professor Rodney Phillips begins today as Dean of Medicine at UNSW, returning home after nearly 40 years abroad.


Our ability to visually interpret the environment around us is easily taken for granted. But what about when we start to see things that aren’t there?


A UNSW cardiologist and a lung cancer researcher have been selected from a competitive field of Australian early career scientists to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting in Germany.


Four Indigenous students are graduating from UNSW with PhDs, with three receiving their doctorates during ceremonies on the Kensington campus this month. 

Refugee PTSD

Two innovative UNSW programs designed to help men overcome the stigma associated with mental health disorders have been recognised, receiving $900,000 in funding from beyondblue today.

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The spread of HIV from injecting drug use in Australia has been contained, largely through the success of needle and syringe programs, according to a 20-year report released by the Kirby Institute at UNSW.

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UNSW's next generation of research leaders has received $400,000 from the Society for Mental Health Research for projects on the cutting edge of prevention and treatment.

Louisa Jorm

A new health research centre led by vet-turned-epidemiologist Louisa Jorm is taming the big data beast.

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Lower back pain is the leading cause of ill health in Australians according to an international study, supported by UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. 


An internet poll of more than 4,600 Australians has revealed nearly 70% of recent cannabis users have climbed behind the wheel while stoned.