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Medicine and Health Networks Showcase Week

6-10 December

Join us for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Networks Showcase Week, celebrating our collaborations, partnerships and research excellence.

Register for any or all of the events below. All are welcome.

Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Professions Education Research

Monday 6 December, 10am - 4pm  Register here

Waranara, the Health professions education research network is aimed at advancing the skills of our healthcare educators and researchers by fostering interdisciplinary discussions and understanding of the cultures in which we learn, teach and practice.  Join our mini-conference which showcases the latest developments in health professions education research as well as a special HDR session where students will present their work and/or future ideas for supportive feedback.  

The program (currently in development) includes:

  • 12.30 - 1.15pm Keynote: What is implementation science? An introduction to theories and frameworks co-presented with Academic Implementation Science Network
  • 2.45 – 3.30pm Keynote:  Ethics education of health professionals: virtues, sensitivity and embeddedness co-presented with Sydney Health Ethics

View the event program (PDF 96KB)

All are welcome to this celebratory event introducing the FMH Networks announced in July 2021.

Tuesday 7 December, 11am- 12pm  Register here

The session will be hosted by the Executive Dean, Prof Robyn Ward, with a brief presentation from the DVCR Prof Duncan Ivison on the importance of networks in the University community.

Network convenors will each give a 'elevator pitch' about their network and why you should consider joining.

What lessons have we learned from COVID-19 that can ensure we better protect the health and wellbeing of children in future pandemics?

Tuesday 7 December, 1- 2.30pm  Register here

Join us to explore how we can learn from the global experiences of COVID-19 to ensure future pandemic control policies minimise harms to children and young people. Presented by the Sydney Global Maternal and Child Health Network.

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A and discussion co-chaired by Dr Sarah Bernays and Dr Phoebe Williams.


  • Professor Rashida Ferrand –  Professor of International Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); and the Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe 
  • Professor Fiona Russell – Paediatrician and Epidemiologist; Child and Adolescent Health PhD Program Lead - Murdoch Children's Research Institute; and Deputy Director of the Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance.
  • Dr Archana Koirala – Paediatric Infectious Diseases physician and Staff Specialist, the National Centre for Immunisation and Research Surveillance.

We’re excited to be launching our new Community and Primary Health Care Network with an opening address by FMH Executive Dean Professor Robyn Ward. Join our panellists who will discuss innovation in research and education, new models of care and a range of issues facing the Community and Primary Health Care sector in Australia today.

Tuesday 7 December, 3.30- 4.30pm  Register here

Doing Bioethics at Sydney - the Sydney Health Ethics Network

Wednesday 8 Dec, 10am- 12pm  Register here

Sydney Health Ethics conducts research and teaching in bioethics and health-related social science using multidisciplinary methods. Our mission is to achieve a positive social impact by engaging in academic and public conversations about the ethics of health and wellbeing.

Join our launch to explore the diverse range of current research conducted by Sydney Heath Ethics. You will hear from a large number of our team and how they are seeking to understand and address real-world ethical issues.

Introducing SPARTAN – the Sport and Physical Activity Research and Teaching Network – a new collaborative initiative which will connect and engage our researchers, students, educators and strategic industry partners. Join us to learn about the network and find out about the latest research projects in this diverse and multidisciplinary field.

Wednesday 8 December, 12.30 – 1.30pm  Register here

Hear about the range of cancer research being undertaken by postgrads and early career researchers (ECR) across the University and affiliated institutions. Download the Abstracts Booklet here.

A lunchtime keynote address will be given by Dr Nicole Rankin, convenor of the Academic Implementation Science Network on the topic of implementation of cancer research.

Thursday 9 December:

This event is presented by the Cancer Research Network.

Friday 10 Dec, 10- 11am  Register here

Currently the University of Sydney is the 7th leading institution internationally in pain related research and number one in Australia.

Sydney Pain Consortium is a new collaborative research network of scientists, clinicians and educators that are at the forefront of innovative new treatments for pain that translates into optimal patient outcomes.  The aim of the Sydney Pain Consortium is to strengthen and build collaborations and partnerships in pain research across the University and externally to create a cohesive pain network across disciplines and geography.


  • Jim Elliott – Professor & Acting Executive Director of the Kolling Institute, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney School of Health Sciences 
  • Bryony Winters - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pain Management Research Institute, School of Medical Sciences 
  • Louise Sharpe - Professor of Clinical Psychology and currently Director of Graduate Research at the University of Sydney 
  • Dr Alister Ramachandran – Director of Pain Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Faculty supervisor for postgraduate pain trainees, Faculty of Pain Medicine examiner

Conversations: collaborations in digital health and pain research

Fri 10 December, 11.15am – 12.00pm Register here

The Digital Health and Informatics Network and Sydney Pain Consortium are co-presenting a panel discussion to highlight the connections in digital health and pain research. Explore research ideas in biopsychosocial aspects of pain as it relates to wearables, digital health, implementation science and AI as well as the potential for research collaborations to grow ideas into industry investment.


  • Jim Elliott - Professor & Acting Executive Director of the Kolling Institute, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney School of Health Sciences 


  • Claire Ashton-James - Associate Professor, Pain Management Research Institute, Northern Clinical School
  • Corinne Caillaud - Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health Research Theme, School of Medical Sciences 
  • Manuela Ferreira – Professor, Medicine, Institute of Bone and Joint Research 
  • Susanna Park - Associate Professor, Neuroscience, School of Medical Sciences 
  • Audrey Wang – Senior Lecturer in Digital Health, Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health Research Theme, School of Medical Sciences 

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