Our researchers

Diversity is our strength. Our affiliated researchers come from many disciplines and work together to understand, diagnose, treat and prevent disease and illness in our community. They are academics at the University of Wollongong, as well as  clinicians and health professionals in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Their work spans from basic science through to clinical population and public health research.

Statistics 2019-20

*Based on 2019 data only. #IHMRI Research Fellows only.


Affiliated researchers



PhD candidates and higher degree students



Externally funded research projects#*



Clinical trials




$19.2 M

Total external grant funding*



Publications with Australian collaboration#*


Publications with international collaboration#*


Number of researchers by research themes

Diagnostics and therapeutics
Chronic conditions and lifestyle
Mental health and the ageing brain

Funded Research Projects by Category

Based on 2019 data only

  • Basic research
  • Clinical medicine and science
  • Health services
  • Public health

Number of externally funded research projects by type of grant

IHMRI researchers were involved in 95 externally funded research projects. Forty four per cent of these projects were initiated in 2019.

  • Other Cat 1 grants
  • Cat 2 and 3 grants
  • International

External grant funding by type of grant

In 2019, IHMRI researchers received a total of $19.2M in government funding. 


  • Other Cat 1 grants
  • Cat 2 and 3 grants
  • International