Clinical research

The Kirby Institute engages in a broad spectrum of clinical research projects.

These include clinical trials examining treatment or strategic interventions, cohort studies to examine long term outcomes, and innovative interventional studies.

Many of our clinical research projects involve collaboration across Kirby Institute programs, engagement with clinical investigators in NSW, interstate and overseas, and input from the affected communities (such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, men who have sex with men, sex workers and people who inject drugs) and policy makers. Through these collaborations we are able to tailor our work plans and projects to address important questions and unmet needs that resonate within communities and the health system.

Our clinical research in the areas of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections is internationally recognised. Our work has focused on important contemporary questions designed to enhance the delivery of therapies. This has been achieved through the development of large international collaborative clinical research networks. As a result, this research has had significant impact, improving clinical practice across these disease areas.

If you are interested in this area of research and want to learn about potential supervisors, the following Kirby programs are a good place to start: