Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

Research Opportunity

St George Hospital - Department of Renal Medicine

The Department of Renal Medicine at St George Hospital runs an active clinical research program that is broadly focused on hypertension in chronic kidney disease, progression of chronic CKD, hypertension and the renal disorders of pregnancy and renal palliative care. St George Hospital is a teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales.

Clinical Science Research

Clinical Research Themes
1. Hypertension research
• Hypertension and vascular disease in chronic kidney disease
• Glucocorticoid-induced hypertension
2. Chronic kidney disease health systems research
• Patterns of referral of CKD management
• Progression of CKD
• Prevalence of CKD in a hospital population
3. Blood pressure methodology
• Validation of currently available BP monitoring devices with ABPM
• Accuracy of home BP devices in the CKD population
4. Hypertension and renal disease in pregnancy
• Validation of BP monitoring devices in pregnancy
• The ‘new’ renin-angiotensin system in pre-eclampsia
• Immediate and long-term outcomes of hypertension in pregnancy
• Clinical and physiological studies
5. Renal palliative care research
• The impact of a Renal Supportive Care service on patient survival, symptom control and Quality of life.

Positions Available
1. Advanced Nephrology Training Positions: The St George Renal Department is part of the East Coast Renal Services. Advanced trainees will receive training in General Nephrology, Transplantation, Dialysis, Obstetric Medicine and Renal Palliative Care.

2. Nephrology Research Fellow: The Department offers 1 Clinical Research Fellowship each year for Advanced Trainees who wish to undertake clinical research within the Department.

3. Higher Degree: PhD, Masters, Honours and short term projects are also available.


Dr Sharon Ong
P : 02 9113622
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