Research in the School of Medicine

The School of Medicine contributes to the wellbeing of society and promotes local, national and international leadership through world-class research.

92 percent of our medical and health research is rated at or above world standard*, with particular strengths in:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
  • Ophthalmology and Optometry
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Between 2012 and 2016, we were boosted by more than $38 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council; our total research income for this period being more than $105m.

Our research is also driven through strong partnerships with industry and organisations, including the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) Foundation, South Australia and Northern Territory health departments and collaborators around the world.

We’re a founding member of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in partnership with the Government of South Australia, The University of Adelaide and University of South Australia.

Our multi-disciplinary research is conducted through a number of world-class research centres and at urban and rural clinical teaching hospitals in South Australia, NT and western Victoria.

*2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results

Research spotlight


Centre for Neuroscience

In 2017, the Centre for Neuroscience celebrates its 40th year. It started as the first multidisciplinary Neuroscience Centre in Australia in 1977.

What began as a weekly gathering of a few scientists with a common interest in neuroscience has become a 23-laboratory-strong essential component of the Flinders and South Australian research community.

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