Sydney city

Research groups active across Sydney city sites are detailed below:

The Albion Centre is an ambulatory multidisciplinary service that provides clinical support to clients at living with; or at risk of, HIV, viral hepatitis or sexually transmitted infections. It cares for a large cohort of HIV infected clients and has expertise in the use of antiretroviral therapy.

Key contacts:

Raghib Ahmad (medical)

Lia Purnomo (dietetics)

Ruth Hennessy (psychology)

Research clinicians:

Professor Don Smith

Research areas: HIV management.

Jane Marriott

Research areas: Nutrition and dietetics, HIV.

Dr Kim Begley

Research areas: HIV and mental health, clinical complexity and its impact on chronic health management and medical adherence.

Shiraze Bulsara

Research areas: HIV and mental health, retention in HIV care and clinical complexity and its impact on chronic health management.

The Kirketon Road Centre is involved in the prevention, treatment and care of HIV and other transmissible infections (e.g. STIs and hepatitis) among “at-risk” young people, sex workers and people who inject drugs. KRC sees a high number of LGBT, Aboriginal and homeless clients, and operates a large needle and syringe program under a harm reduction framework.

Key contact:

Phillip Read

Research areas: STIs, HIV, hepatitis, drug use, harm reduction.

i-REAP (Integrated Rehabilitation and EnAblement Program)

i-REAP is a novel, integrative day rehabilitation model targeting a frail, older population with multi-morbidity. It is an anticipatory eight-week intervention coordinating access to a team of allied health professionals and geriatrician to assist with client self-management and enablement to manage their health independently or with appropriate support in the community.

Key contact:

Annabel Kingsford

Key contact:

Jill Hall

Research areas: Translational and clinical research in Aged Care and Rehabilitation. Main current project is the Fitness and Wellbeing beyond the Hospital (Clinical Trial).

Research clinicians:

Dr Audrey Wang

Research areas: Rehabilitation, non-pharmacological pain management, gerontology, CRPS, neuroimaging, fitness and wellness beyond the hospital (clinical trial).

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Key contact:

Rachel Kingma

The Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital collaborates closely with the University of Sydney (Save Sight Institute) on the campus of Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital to undertake clinical trials and clinical studies in eye diseases. The site conducts Phase I to Phase IV Clinical trials. Sydney Eye Hospital Ophthalmologists work with an established research service on campus staffed by a dedicated team of research coordinators, research Orthoptists, research nurses who are overseen by a research management structure. 

Contact for feasibilities:

Subspecialities of research include: Macula, retina, vitreo-retina, cornea, inherited eye diseases, uveitis, glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology.

Clinical Research Clinicians:

Medical Retina: 

Professor Mark Gillies 

A/Prof Samantha Fraser-Bell


A/Prof Stephanie Watson

Dr Con Petsoglou


A/Prof Matthew Simunovic

Inherited Eye Diseases:

Prof John Grigg

A/Prof Matthew Simunovic


Prof Peter McCluskey


Dr Ridia Lim


A/Prof Clare Fraser

Areas of research include: wet macular degeneration, choroidal neovascularisation, dry macular degeneration, geographic atrophy, retinal vein occlusion, central retinal vein occlusion, branch retinal vein occlusion, hemi-retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular oedema, macula oedema, macular telangiectasia Type II, dry eye disease, meibomian gland disorder, viral conjunctivitis, Usher sydrome, retinal detachment, uveitis, Fuchs dystrophy, glaucoma, NAION