Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery


Institute of Academic Surgery - Get Involved

'Taking research from bench to bedside and back again'

Research within surgery covers all aspects of the translational research spectrum from basic and laboratory research, to clinical research, research on health systems and population health.

With the specific aim of strengthening the capacity of surgical departments to undertake research, the IAS is working on a number of key interventions including:

  1. Identifying and documenting research being undertaken at RPA and the resources available within each surgical department. 

  2. Implementing strategies to enhance research being undertaken including enhancing access to resources, identifying and supporting key people and developing units of study and short-courses. 

  3. Implementing strategies to address the identified resource needs within each surgical department including academic and research leadership, information technology infrastructure and access to laboratories and support services.

All research studies must have ethics and governance approval from the SLHD Ethics Review Committee (RPAH Zone).

Please feel free to contact Jane Young Executive Director of Research at the IAS, for further advice regarding undertaking research in surgery