In pursuit of scientific excellence

At Calvary the pursuit of scientific excellence takes an interdisciplinary approach.

Research at Calvary

Calvary Health Care Adelaide (CHCA) participates and supports research in accordance with the Catholic Health Australia Code of Ethical Standards.  As of 08 Dec 2020, ethical review of new and existing proposals will be provided by the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne (SVHM).


Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is a teaching hospital, and has affiliations with a number of Universities including Monash and Notre Dame Universities that support our specialist role in education, training and research.

We provide education and training opportunities for a range of health disciplines and build capacity in the broader health sector to enable better care.

CHCB fosters a culture of continuous learning and innovation which results in the development of a highly skilled workforce, essential to deliver our specialised care.

As a leader in our two areas of specialisation, our goal is to be recognised as a centre of excellence for education, training and research.

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Calvary Health Care Kogarah Research Centre has a staff of eight and includes clinical trials nurses, PhD students, a clinical research fellow and a post-doctoral research fellow. CHCK is participating in important studies that are being run across Australia. These collaborations include the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC), Improving Palliative Care through Clinical Trials (IMPACCT – NSW) and the Psycho Oncology Co-Operative Group (PoCoG).

Some of the projects have been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, NSW Ministry of Health, National Health and Medical Research Council, Cancer Institute NSW and Cancer Australia and include clinical studies of medications used for pain, delirium, bowel obstruction and for breathing difficulty.

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Calvary Mater Newcastle is a world class leader in oncology, toxicology, psychiatry and palliative care research, ranging in scope from basic laboratory to large scale implementation studies. Over 80 per cent of all cancer research in the Hunter is conducted at Calvary Mater Newcastle which is currently the main centre for cancer clinical trials in the Hunter region.

Research at Calvary Mater Newcastle is multidisciplinary, with researchers working hand in hand with hospital clinicians and patients, universities and affiliated organisations, as well as charities and community members, to produce leading edge research into cures and improved treatments that will benefit patients at the hospital and ultimately throughout the world.

Our researchers are passionate about their work and desire to make a difference.


Research Types

  • Clinical Trials
  • Laboratory Research
  • Survey / Observational Research
  • Dissemination / Implementation Research

Research Areas

  • Diagnostics / Screening
  • Genetics*
  • Health Promotion*
  • Health Services Research
  • Therapy and Treatment
  • Population Health
  • Social needs