About the Edith Collins Centre for Translational Research
in Alcohol, Drugs and Toxicology
The Edith Collins Centre brings together academics and clinicians to achieve our vision of improving the health of people affected by alcohol, drugs and poisoning through research.
Founded in 2020 as a collaboration between Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney, it is the only research centre of our kind in Australia.
Our broad multidisciplinary approach ensures we undertake clinically relevant research that is driven by the needs of our community. The close links between the university and the health service mean that our research can be directly implemented into clinical practice.
We provide an environment to foster local, national and international collaboration amongst academics, clinicians, healthcare organisations and research networks.
With a strong focus on teaching and clinical activities, we are uniquely positioned to conduct research focused on clinical integration and research translation, that generates new knowledge and leads to improvements in policy and practice.
To improve the health of people affected by drugs, alcohol and poisoning, through research.
To increase clinical research capacity in the alcohol, drugs and toxicology fields.
To lead these fields nationally and be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in substance use and toxicology.
To provide an environment that fosters local, national and international collaboration among academics, clinicians, healthcare organisations and research networks.
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