Committed to Research

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Service Outline

The unit conducts research into the causes of oral diseases. In particular the focus is the study of the molecular aspects of microbial pathogenicity.


Who this service is provided to

The Institute is involved in research training and reporting of research findings in the scientific literature.


Related services

For more information on health research at Westmead contact he Research Office on 02 8890 8249.


Contact Information

Telephone: (02) 8890 7892  
Facsimile: (02) 8890 7599
Location: Research Unit, Level 2, Westmead Centre for Oral Health,
Westmead Hospital
Postal Address: PO Box 533, Wentworthville NSW 2145
Email: [email protected] 
Service Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday



Name  Position   Email  
Prof Neil Hunter Director [email protected] 
Ms Tracey Bowerman Unit Manager [email protected] 
Dr Derek Harty Senior Scientist [email protected]  
Dr Mangala Nadkarni Senior Scientist [email protected] 
Dr Ping Ye Postdoctoral Scientist [email protected] 
Dr Catherine Rathsam Postdoctoral Scientist
[email protected]
Dr Peter Yun  Postdoctoral Scientist  [email protected]
Ms Mary Simonian  Technician [email protected]


Transport, parking, access

Westmead Centre for Oral Health is situated at Westmead Hospital on Darcy Road, Westmead. Cityrail provides rail services to Westmead station and Westbus runs several bus services to and from Westmead Hospital. Direct taxi telephones are provided at the entrance of Westmead Centre for Oral Health. Limited car parking is available for a fee. Wheelchair access is available through the Westmead Centre for Oral Health entrance and the hospital main entrance and via lifts to all levels within the Westmead Centre for Oral Health.



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