South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD)

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) has forged ahead to drive innovative research and collaboration to improve the delivery of healthcare.

With our population projected to grow to more than one million residents in 2021, the District recognises that health research is critical to our goal of a healthier population in south western Sydney.

Research leadership in SWSLHD has grown from the teaching hospitals of Liverpool and Bankstown-Lidcombe. It has gained considerable momentum through collaboration with the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, South West Sydney Research and a number of universities, and the commitment of local clinicians and communities.


Ingham Institute

The Ingham Institute is a not-for-profit medical research organisation for Sydney’s South West that undertakes medical research that specifically addresses, and can be applied to, the needs of the local population and wider Australia.

The Ingham Institute comprises a state of the art research precinct located at Liverpool Hospital consisting of a Research Building , a Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre and a Research Bunker containing the MRI-Linac, a unique cancer therapy technology that will be an Australian-first.

A unique collaboration between the South Western Sydney Local Health District, Western Sydney University and UNSW Australia, our purpose is to improve health through community-driven medical research.

The Ingham Institute is a proud supporter and member of South West Sydney Research, the health research hub of this district.


South West Sydney Research

South West Sydney Research brings together healthcare, research and health education entities in south west Sydney as a co-ordinated Hub. We work together to improve the health of our local community and those beyond.

South West Sydney Research is part of a network of eight health research hubs across the state. The Hubs, with the Office of Health and Medical Research (OHMR), aim to make NSW more competitive nationally and internationally by bringing expertise within the state together to support research infrastructure and governance. Read the NSW Health and Medical Research Hub Strategy 2014-2019 for background on this state-wide initiative.

Are you employed by or formally affiliated with a South West Sydney Research member organisation? We are here to support you! Visit our web site to register and receive full access to the support and opportunities we can provide.