Executive Director's Message

The global pandemic has seen a renewed appreciation for research and its potential to support the health of our community. This promise of scientific progress and clinical improvement is at the heart of our approach at the Kolling, inspiring our dedicated group of researchers and clinicians.

As the Kolling marks 100 years of research, we are moving to strengthen our ability to achieve ground-breaking research and improve patient outcomes. Through extensive consultation, we have developed a new research strategy which will position the institute as a centre for world leading translational research.

It will provide greater support to our researchers, broadening opportunities to directly incorporate scientific discoveries into clinical practice. This will enhance the impact of our research and ultimately health outcomes.

The Kolling is well placed to translate its research into healthcare, with the institute located alongside Royal North Shore Hospital, one of Sydney’s largest tertiary hospitals. Our teams work within the hospital, with extensive access to patient groups and state of the art facilities.

This paves the way for strong collaborations between researchers and clinical teams, and efficiently delivers improvements to patient care.

Strong partnerships will be crucial to our success, and we will continue to foster valuable relationships with our patients, the community, the University of Sydney, Northern Sydney Local Health District, government and industry. Generous support from philanthropic partners and the wider community will play a vital role in our work.

I’m very optimistic about the future of medical research in Australia and the potential for fundamental improvements to the care we provide. We have a tremendously talented group of researchers embracing innovation and supported by strong investment and high-quality, modern facilities.

I hope you enjoy our Kolling Institute website, and gain a better understanding of our strategic goals and the life-changing work our impressive, dedicated team is undertaking.

Professor Carolyn Sue AM
Executive Director Kolling Institute

Events, News and Seminars

Kolling researchers to lead national project for better back pain care

Kolling researchers to lead national project for better back pain care

Researchers from the Kolling Institute will strengthen their expertise in the management of low back..... Read more

Category: Funding support, Musculoskeletal Research

Kolling centre guiding gold standard rehabilitation care

Kolling centre guiding gold standard rehabilitation care

The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research has been awarded close to $10 million to help impr..... Read more

Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Kolling researchers identifying COVID-19 impact on heart health

Kolling researchers identifying COVID-19 impact on heart health

The largest study of its type in Australia will investigate the impact of COVID-19 on younger patien..... Read more

Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence