The School of Surgery has extensive and diverse research interests.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - embracing epidemiological, clinical, genetic and laboratory approaches.
- Burn Injury - developing innovative clinical solutions to the problem of burn scar with its associated functional, psychological and cosmetic problems.
- Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit - promoting collaborative links between health services, health professionals, researchers and policy makers at all levels.
- Cancer Research - pursuing rigorous translational research into breast cancer, melanomas, surgical Oncology, colorectal cancer, sarcoma, bladder and prostate cancer, urology and radiation oncology.
- Cartilage Regeneration - optimising patient and graft outcomes through inter-related activities.
- Centre for Orthopaedic Research - discovering novel genes, pathways and regulatory schemes.
- Ear Sciences Centre - focusing on translating the findings of research into clinical practice, developing autologous, bioengineered human tympanic membrane (hTM), and telehealth in otolaryngology.
- Liver and Kidney Transplant - seeking to understand the role of innate versus adaptive immunity in organ transplantation, particularly in chronic allograft rejection.
- Orthopaedic Surgery - evaluating various surgical techniques and prostheses in terms of outcomes and improved quality of life for patients.
- Otolaryngology Unit - focusing on implant and hearing restoration research.
- Podiatric Research - advancing knowledge regarding aetiology of foot problems and both the surgical and non-surgical management of common podiatric conditions.
- Rehabilitation - adding to research knowledge in a national priority area.
- Research Methodology - undertaking critical evaluation of the surgical literature.
- Surgical Education - developing curriculum and assessment programs in the area of surgical education.
- Vascular Surgery - researching a wide range of cardiovascular areas.
- Wound Healing - investigating the prevention and treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers.
We have a proven record of achievement in attracting research grants, conducting significant research and supporting postgraduate research students through to the award of a Master's degree or PhD.