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.

  • Drug development and therapies
  • Cancer
  • Neurodegnerative diseases
  • Mental illness and addictions
  • Health services
  • Diet and physical activity
  • Infectious diseases
  • Kidney disease and diabetes
  • Other
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Public health

Statistics 2017-2018

#Based on 2017 data only. *IHMRI Research Fellows only.


Affiliated researchers



Research assistants, research fellows and post-doctoral researchers



PhD candidates and higher degree students



Clinical trials



Externally funded research projects


$12.4 M

Total external grant funding





Publications with international collaboration#*



Publications with Australian collaboration#*

Number of researchers by research themes

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

Researchers by category

Based on 2017 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 89 externally funded research projects. Forty three per cent of these projects were initiated in 2016.

  • National Health and Medical Research Council projects
  • Other Australian Competitive Grant Register grants
  • Category 2 and 3 grants

External grant funding by type of grant

In 2016, IHMRI researchers received a total of $11.6M in government funding.


  • Other ACGR
  • Category 2 and 3