The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney.
We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Doing so ultimately builds a safer, healthier world for everyone.
What makes these solutions unique is that they are designed to be scaled for maximum impact across diverse communities, populations, and regions. We do this via a highly successful, three step approach:
Understanding: the impacts of infectious diseases in individuals and populations.
Intervention: an holistic approach to developing, testing, and evaluating new strategies to prevent and treat infectious diseases.
Implementation: a consultative approach to working with affected and at-risk communities to deliver evidence-based health solutions.
A world free of infectious disease.
At the Kirby Institute, we are relentless in our pursuit of new and better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious disease.
Ensure no infectious disease is left unchallenged.
Focused in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region – but with global impact – our work improves and protects human health, wellbeing, and ability to thrive. By understanding the way infectious diseases behave from the molecular through to the population level, we are also able to predict and plan for future threats and challenges.
At the Kirby Institute, it is not just our outcomes that we are renowned for – it is also how we conduct our research. There are four values that are key to our success. They drive everything we do:
Equity: We believe all people deserve equal access to high-quality, accessible, and appropriate health care and prevention services – no matter who they are, where they were born, or which communities they belong to.
Impact: We work with people, for people. This ensures our research will have a direct impact, through transforming healthcare practice and policy.
Collaboration: We work with a diverse range of partners, including at-risk communities, governments, health care professionals, other research organisations, and industry, in Australia and abroad. This results in better-informed research and more effective solutions.
Excellence: We are committed to producing research that is innovative, rigorous, and reliable. Our excellence in research not only serves to inform the best possible solutions; it elevates our work to the global stage where it can transform health and save lives.