The aim of the Inflammation and Healing Research Cluster is to contribute substantially to sustainable improvements in individual health outcomes related to dysfunctional inflammatory processes. Both clinical and laboratory based experimental techniques will be employed to explore the mechanisms of inflammation and repair.
Discipline areas currently include, but are not restricted too, immunology, pharmacology, microbiology, virology, clinical medicine, sports medicine, health communication, molecular biology and physiology. A key goal is to create collaborative cross discipline opportunities for innovative medical health research. The aim is to bring together scientists to encourage communication and discussion of scientific and technological advances that can be used to develop new control measures for the wide diversity of serious diseases associated with inflammatory processes. A significant emphasis is placed on applied research, research transfer and dissemination functions and cluster members will work closely with health communicators and research users to change research culture towards a greater outcomes-focus for the benefit of the wider community.
The Inflammation and Healing Research Cluster offers an exciting research environment that welcomes students who want to engage in scientific research.
The Cluster has a multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness research that includes both clinical and laboratory based experimental techniques. Research covers the underlying mechanisms involved with inflammatory and healing processes and the environmental and host risk factors in inflammation. Our aim is to improve quality of life for individuals by developing an outcome focused translational research culture. Research addresses questions of early diagnosis, critical intervention points, effective treatment and education using both fundamental and applied approaches to research.
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Current Honours and post graduate research opportunities exist in the following areas:
- VasoActive - Cardiovascular Research
- Infectious Diseases and Immunology
- Translational Research and Population Health