The Department has an active research program and has dedicated laboratory facilities. Some of the main areas of research are applied clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, neuro-anaesthesia, post-operative analgesia, quality improvement and anaesthetic procedures for managing the airway. There is a diversity of research interests producing some 50 publications per year and consistent research awards from the ANZCA.