NSW Health Pathology Research

High quality research drives innovation. It advances our understanding of the world around us, delivers change and improvements. Every day, our NSW Health Pathology colleagues take part in innovative research to improve public health and safety. 

We want to make the most of this expertise – to be forefront of new tests, new technologies and scientific discoveries. We also want to celebrate our research efforts, shape our future priorities and enhance collaboration with leading research partners.  

Research and innovation helps us create better health and justice systems. It's why we've established a dedicated strategy, governance framework and advisory committee. 


NSW Health Pathology Research Strategy - Towards 2025

We’re delighted to launch our first NSW Health Pathology Research Strategy: Towards 2025.

Aligning with our current NSWHP Strategic Plan, our important new Research Strategy: Towards 2025 sets out our aspirations, goals, objectives and focus areas for research investment.

It sets out a clear direction for how and where we will prioritise research initiatives and investments over the next three years.  

Our new Research Strategy has been created through collaboration with the research community including NSWHP’s Research Advisory Committee, as well as our Strategic Leadership Team, customers and communities. 

It reaffirms our ongoing commitment to supporting research initiatives that drive improvements for the health, safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, which is just one example of the steps we are taking to help Close the Gap through our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Our new Research Strategy marks an exciting milestone in our journey to fostering, celebrating and investing in translational research that showcases NSW Health Pathology’s pioneering spirit and that matters to the health, safety and wellbeing of the people of NSW and beyond. 

Research Strategy (PDF 4.3MB)

Research Advisory Committee

The Research Advisory Committee has been established to:
  • foster collaborations through cross-disciplinary discussions
  • identify new opportunities
  • assess any associated resource implications

With representation from across our clinical operations, streams and service platforms, the committee reports to our Strategic Leadership Team and meets quarterly for two hours or as circumstances require. 


Services for external research 

If you would like to request NSW Health Pathology clinical, forensic or NSW Health Statewide Biobank services to support your research project, please contact the relevant NSW Health Pathology Research Coordinator. Find more information on our research governance website here.