Bridging Medical Research and Health

At the Kolling, we have brought together a large, talented team driven by a common goal to help diagnose, prevent and treat disease, and improve the care our community receives. Our research is focused on improving community wellbeing across the age spectrum.

Our researchers have a track record of success, a unique breadth of skills and knowledge and globally recognised expertise. 

Supported by a culture of collaboration, our researchers are investigating some of the biggest health challenges of our time from heart and kidney disease to musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders.

Our researchers are in a strong position, backed by the resources and expertise of our joint venture partners, the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Located alongside Royal North Shore Hospital, our teams incorporate scientific breakthroughs into clinical practice, directly improving patient care and the health of our community.

This research strength places the Kolling in a distinguished position, while enhancing its reputation as a centre for world leading research.

As the longest-running research organisation in NSW, the Kolling has been at the forefront of research for more than a century. Our teams are well placed to progress their valuable research and achieve vital improvements in healthcare over the next one hundred years.

Our Kolling Research Strategy 2021-2025 focuses on three priority research areas: Musculoskeletal, Neuroscience and Pain, and Cardiovascular and Renal research. Each priority research area contributes to our overarching theme of wellbeing and optimal ageing. Discover more about our research strengths by visiting our Research Teams pages.

News and Events 

Research helping the community tap into the best osteoarthritis care

Research helping the community tap into the best osteoarthritis care

While a large share of the community experiences osteoarthritis, many people are not receiving the l..... Read more

Category: Funding support, Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Our researchers making an impact on the world stage

Our researchers making an impact on the world stage

Internationally respected investigator Professor Chris Little has been recognised for his remarkable..... Read more

Category: Awards, Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

New research challenges the link between the weather and joint pain

New research challenges the link between the weather and joint pain

Many people believe there is a connection between the weather and joint or muscle pain, but a team o..... Read more

Category: Musculoskeletal Research