Medicine at Western Precinct

About Us

Medicine at the Western Precinct conducts high quality research into acute and chronic diseases common in the western suburbs of Melbourne. We are a multidisciplinary group who has extensive experience in the design and conduct of large-scale, clinical randomised controlled trials, and public health and translational research.

We are also a key founding partner of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science; a a collaborative institute for research into disorders of bone, muscle and joint; and the promotion of disease prevention and evidence-based interventions including exercise and nutrition. Find out more about AIMSS.

Our Academic Lead

Professor Gustavo Duque, Academic Lead of Medicine @ Western Precinct, is a geriatrician and bone biologist with a research interest in the mechanisms of age-related bone loss, osteoporosis and frailty in older persons. His major research interests include the elucidation of the mechanisms of age-related bone loss, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty. He is also looking at the effect of vitamin D, exercise and proteins on bone and muscle mass. Finally, he is implementing a new Falls and Fractures clinic at Sunshine Hospital where patients are assessed for falls and fractures risk in a comprehensive manner.

Key Research Areas

Medicine at Western Precinct conducts high quality research into metabolic bone diseases, and chronic diseases common in the western suburbs of Melbourne, in particular osteoporosis and diabetes prevention.

Our Research

Contact Us

General Enquiries:+61 3 8395 8136

Location: WCHRE Building, Level 3 East Sunshine Hospital, 176 Furlong Road, St Albans, Victoria 3021, Australia