UTS has a strong translational and social justice focus in health. We have a cross disciplinary research culture that is highly engaged with the health sector, industry, practitioners and the worldwide research community.
Learn more about some of the exciting ways UTS is making a difference in health
Detecting gastrointestinal parasites through DNA
Traditional microscopy has long been the standard for detecting gastrointestinal parasites, but a DNA-based technique developed at UTS is revolutionising traditional hospital-based pathology processes.
Overcoming cultural barriers for better preventive health
The Pink Sari project, a community-led public health program has dramatically increased breast screening rates among Indian and Sri Lankan women in NSW.
Enhancing nursing education using data
Data analytics and nursing may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but a new data-driven collaboration between the UTS Faculty of Health and the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) has the potential to transform nursing education and practice.
Changing the way we diagnose prostate cancer
A lack of accuracy in current prostate cancer testing methods is driving the development of next generation diagnostic tools, right here at UTS.
The cost of birth
Childbirth is the most common reason for hospital admission in Australia, and understanding the costs involved is a crucial component of health care policy that impacts how and where women give birth.
Engineering a cure for diabetes
Professor Ann Simpson and her team from the Centre for Health Technologies have successfully reversed type 1 diabetes in mice. Now the researchers are collaborating with a US biotechnology to deliver a solution for humans.
The economics of primary health care
When it comes to primary health care, understanding public perceptions, usage patterns and values is helping researchers make recommendations about how public health funding should be spent.
Helping patients follow the script
More than 50 per cent of Australians with chronic health conditions don’t take their medication correctly, with potentially serious implications for their health. The solution might lie in the hands of community pharmacists.
Big data for kids' cancer
Researchers from UTS and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead are using data science to improve treatments for kids with cancer. Their research will inform tailored treatments and help clinicians to make better decisions.
Shedding light on self-treatment
The use of complementary and alternative medicines by people with chronic disease is a poorly understood area of health care. A new research project examines the challenges and benefits of this growing form of self-treatment.
Outsmarting the superbug
Researchers at the ithree institute have designed a unique computer program to precisely analyse thousands of individual bacterial cells, revealing never-before-seen characteristics that will enable better management of infectious diseases.
Helping children thrive
A team from the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is collaborating with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, analysing data from studies all around the world to better understand the factors that prevent kids from thriving