A healthier Illawarra community

The Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) is a not-for-profit charity that supports health and medical researchers in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia.

We bring scientists, doctors and health professionals together to solve our greatest health challenges through research.

Together we are striving to find better ways to prevent and treat disease and illness such as cancer, diabetes, mental illness and dementia.

What we do

Learn more about the how we support health and medical research in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven, our vision and what we are trying to achieve.

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Dr Rebecca Stanley

Our region

IHMRI is based in Wollongong, just south of Sydney. Once known for steel production and coal mining, our region is now a diverse and innovative lifestyle destination, with a growing reputation in technology and medical research.

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Our history

IHMRI was established in 2008 by the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District to promote and grow world-class health and medical research in our region.

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Governance and structure

IHMRI is governed by a board of directors, with an executive management team, a scientific advisory committee and three research themes. Read our constitution and view an organisational chart.

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Annual reports

Access previous editions of the annual reports to read about our publications, grant success, key statistics, financial statements, and messages from our leaders.

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