The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR)

Our mission

Improving health for people in Western Sydney and beyond.

Our vision

To tackle the most important health issues by progressing our scientific discoveries into cures and preventions that improve global health.

Tackling the world's biggest health issues

The Westmead Institute holds a pre-eminent position in health and medical research in New South Wales and Australia. We are one of Australia’s  leading medical research institutes and we continue to grow as a world leader in medical research, contributing to national and global research efforts.

We are tackling the world’s biggest health issues. Our researchers are leaders in breast and ovarian cancer, melanoma, leukaemia, diabetes, HIV and other infectious diseases, multiple sclerosis, kidney and liver diseases, heart and respiratory diseases, and mental health.

Our research is multi-disciplinary and is organised across five research themes: cancer; cardio-respiratory; infection and immunity; liver and metabolic; and neuroscience and vision. Our research strengths span basic, translational and clinical research. The breadth and depth of our research means we can combine skills and knowledge in novel ways, leading to new discoveries.