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Research within Surgery - Westmead

Research is strongly encouraged and supported by our Network

There are strong ties to the University of Sydney and Clinical School Westmead 

Two of our Network Team members Professor Henry Pleass and Associate Professor Vincent Lam have given a number of topics which are potential projects that will be uploaded on the Sydney University website.

Westmead Surgical Research Education Centre - S.R.E.C

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Surgical trainees and interested students and staff are encouraged to attend the Westmead SREC meetings, held within the WECC, Theatre 4, on a 6 weekly basis. This is to foster the culture of research, with the aim of increasing the number of publications and presentations from the Westmead surgical group. Projects are discussed and collaborations may be formed, with contact with relevant interested Specialists.

Many Surgical trainees are completing an MS, while some may wish to enrol in a PhD during their training. It is hoped that Westmead SREC, will help encourage those interested in a Surgical career and stimulate research and educational ideas, into active learning opportunities and academic success.

Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC)

Prof Henry Pleass Meeting Coordinator:
Prof Henry Pleass
There will be Guest Speakers




Research and Education Network - Westmead

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has a large research and teaching program which enjoys a national and international reputation. The organisation has a strong commitment to research and teaching as advances in medical, nursing and other research contribute directly to improved patient outcomes.

The Research and Education Network has been established to provide governance and nurturing of research and teaching within WSLHD. The Network aims to provide the right environment for the fostering of innovation in research and teaching. Our team is dedicated to supporting research and teaching staff to establish their projects/programs, to negotiate adequate space and facilities, to navigate required processes, and to help establish and support the growth of research and teaching through effective IT, human resources management and financial infrastructure support.

Research and teaching in WSLHD will continue to flourish thanks to the boundless energy of our researchers and teachers and the dedication of the staff who support them.


Young Westmead resident stuns crowds with life-changing implant.

Dr Shaheen Hasmat, a Westmead surgical resident working on implantable bionics in treating facial paralysis, has won a People’s Choice award at The Big Idea 2019.
You can read more about Dr Hasmat's People’s Choice award win here...



Research and Education Network Contact Details

 Telephone (02) 9845 7695 
 Facsimile  (02) 9845 8627
 Email [email protected] 
 Web Click here to view website 
 Postal Address WSLHD REN Westmead Hospital
Hawkesbury Road Westmead NSW 2145
 Hours of Service 8.30 - 5.00 Monday to Friday


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