We collaborate with local, national and international researchers to perform world-leading research giving our community access to the latest treatments, leading to better care. 

Having researchers based within our hospital network is a vital part of improving health outcomes and developing, understanding and taking the latest treatments straight from the lab to our patient’s bedside.

This opportunity is made all the easier with the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s role as a pillar within the Adelaide Biomed City and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s proximity to the Basil Hetzel Institute.

Clinical trials are an important part of clinical research and allow us to offer patients the newest treatments.

Our SA Pathology services are also in an alliance with the University of South Australia to create the Centre for Cancer Biology, a medical research institute focused on cancer research.

Our research is extensive and covers more than

  • cancer genetics and treatment;
  • cardiology and cardiovascular disease
  • immunology
  • infectious diseases
  • neural and visual sciences – including world leading research in ophthalmology.

In line with our ageing population, we are leading the world in areas of rehabilitation, fitness and mobility, musculoskeletal disease and community and population health and our unique quaternary services, including the burns and kidney/islet transplantation services, are underpinned by world-leading discovery research.

To help connect members of the community with some of our world-class research, we host an annual event, RAHsearch, which showcases research that occurs at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.  View more information about CALHN Research programs

Find out more about the positive impact our research is having on the health of South Australians and beyond on our latest news page.

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