Centre for Kidney Research
Summer Research Projects
Who are these projects for?
Anyone looking for a short introduction to research; from medical students, foreign elective students, interns, residents, registrars and allied health professionals.
Why work at the CKR?
The Centre for Kidney Research (CKR) is a specialised research centre located beside the Children’s hospital at Westmead. The Centre for Kidney Research houses several groups including both the Cochrane Renal Group of the Cochrane Collaboration and the Caring for Australians with Renal Insufficiency (CARI) guidelines editorial offices (a group that develop guidelines for kidney conditions), and numerous other researchers and postgraduate students.
Being a research student at the Centre for Kidney Research, students can expect excellent supervision by experienced researchers and clinicians, the company of fellow research students, their own research space with computing facilities, access to all the necessary equipment to conduct their research, computer training, library access and the opportunity to present at weekly research meetings. In addition the CKR has dining and kitchen facilities and plenty of administrative support.
What is involved in a summer research project (SIP)?
These projects generally last for 12 weeks (3 months). During the project you will use a range of research skills and depending on the specific project, this could involve: literature searching, use of bibliographic software, database creation and management, use of specialized statistical and other research software, as well as the writing up of a paper suitable for publication and presenting your research at dedicated research meetings. See individual projects for further information.
If you wish to negotiate a project please feel free to contact one of the listed supervisors with your proposal.
Recent research students: our thoughts on working at CKR
Read about the recent experiences of several research students from around Australia & overseas who have worked at CKR
- Dr. Patrina Caldwell
- Prof. Jonathan Craig
- Dr. Hasantha Gunasekera
- Dr. Richard McGee
- Dr. Premala Sureshkumar
- Dr. Allison Tong
- Dr. Angela Webster
- Dr. Gabrielle Williams
- Dr. Germaine Wong
- Dr. Ani Deshpande
- Treatment adherence in kidney transplantation
- Patient-important outcomes in nephrology evaluation and research (PIONEER)
- Diagnostic test accuracy studies in pediatric nephrology
- Diagnostic test accuracy studies in surgery
Other current research themes
- Diagnosis, treatment and management of children with urinary tract infection
- Imaging of the renal tract and bladder dysfunction in children
- Perceptions of paediatricians, general practitioners and parents of children's participation in randomised controlled trials
- Antecedents of renal disease in Aboriginal children in NSW (ARDAC)
- Trial methodology in nephrology and transplantation
- Systematic reviews of interventions in nephrology and transplantation