Finding better ways to treat disease and illness

From biologists, chemists and physicists, to psychologists, dietitians and doctors, our affiliated researchers are a diverse group of dedicated people who want to make a difference. They work together to understand, diagnose, treat and prevent disease and illness. IHMRI researchers are involved in different areas of health and medical research, including basic science in the laboratory, clinical trials, as well as public health studies. This diversity is our strength. At IHMRI we want to harness the theoretical knowledge of scientists with the practical insights of clinicians and health professionals. We believe that only by working together can we find solutions to the increasingly complex health problems facing our society.

Find a researcher

Discover IHMRI’s affiliated researchers, who are striving to find better ways to treat different kinds of health problems, from dementia and motor neurone disease, to obesity and cancer. Search for a researcher

Research projects

View a list of currently funded research projects that involve IHMRI affiliated researchers at the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. View currently funded research projects

What we research

The work of IHMRI researchers spans a wide variety of health problems, including cancer, dementia, mental illnesses, diabetes and heart disease. See a quick overview of what we research

Clinical trials

Researchers are conducting a range of clinical research studies and commercial clinical trials in our well-equipped Clinical Research and Trial Unit (CRTU) at the University of Wollongong. Read more about our clinical trials    

Facts and figures

View key statistics about our research, including grant funding success, infographic snapshot and a breakdown of what our researchers are working on. View facts and figures about our research    

Research and Innovation Strategy 2021-2024

This strategy guides the activities of the IHMRI Research Development Office (RDO) and Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU) to:
1. Support and drive translational research.
2. Support IHMRI affiliated researchers to develop their research to be competitive for external funding.
3. Support the conduct of commercial and investigator initiated clinical trials at IHMRI’s CRTU in collaboration with the local health district (LHD).

Download the Research and Innovation Strategy 2021 – 2024