centre for kidney research

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To improve care and outcomes for all people with or at risk of kidney disease



Our mission is to promote patient care and well-being by improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, related conditions, and transplantation. We will identify, conduct, and implement multidisciplinary research in partnership with patients, families, clinicians, researchers, and policymakers.


Our work will be guided and informed by our beliefs and commitment to:

  • Respect: demonstrating cultural respect, respecting each other
  • Generosity: thinking bigger than oneself, sharing knowledge, serving the community
  • Diversity: honouring and harnessing diversity, including different research interests and expertise
  • Collegiality: fostering collaborative research partnerships, having a common goal to improve health and outcomes
  • People at the core: being people focused, patient centred


CKR objectives

Strategic priorities

  • Identify existing and new research priorities – areas, themes, methodology (strengthen and expand)
  • Harness synergies of multidisciplinary and multi-method expertise
  • Strengthen the CKR identity
  • Build capacity in expertise, focussing on areas of need
  • Develop and conduct high-priority, important, relevant, and high-impact projects (interventions)
  • Establish and expand our collaborations and partnership locally, nationally, and internationally