The Westmead Institute for Medical Research's Centre for Immunology and Allergy Research aims to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive autoimmune, viral and neurological diseases, with the ultimate goal of developing effective preventive strategies or treatments that cure the disease.

Diseases we research

  • Amyloid Disease (Light chain and Transthyretin Amyloidosis)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Motor Neurone Disease)
  • Antibody-driven autoimmune diseases (e.g., Sjogren’s Syndrome)
  • COVID-19
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Coeliac Disease)
  • Influenza and other causes of sepsis and pneumonia
  • Immune contributions to psychiatric disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases (e.g. dermatitis/eczema)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Tumour Immunology


Our research themes include:

We study all aspects of immunological disease, especially the effect of cellular and genetic regulation of the immune response. Our basic, translational and clinical research aims to understand how the above diseases develop and progress, to better design therapeutic approaches to manage them.