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About us

About the Edith Collins Centre for Translational Research
in Alcohol, Drugs and Toxicology

The Edith Collins Centre brings together academics and clinicians to undertake research that aims to improve the health of people affected by alcohol, drugs and poisoning.

As a collaboration between Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney, it is the only research centre of its kind in Australia.


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.

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.

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