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.

Our researchers are world leaders in breast and ovarian cancer, melanoma and leukaemia, diabetes, major infectious diseases including HIV; autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis; kidney, liver, heart, respiratory and eye diseases; mental health and neuroscience.

We draw strength from this diversity. The breadth and depth of our research means we can combine skills and knowledge in sometimes novel ways, to assist in making new discoveries.

By bringing together brilliant minds to foster new ways of thinking and by turning scientific discovery into better medical care for patients and communities, The Westmead Institute gives hope to those who need it most.


To improve health through discovery, translation and education in our local and broader communities.


To be a leading contributor to the health and well-being of the people of Western Sydney, Australia and beyond. We will do this by attracting great minds to do great research which is translated to improve health for patients and communities.