Exploring solutions to our greatest health challenges
IHMRI affiliated researchers at the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District are actively working on a diverse range of projects to find solutions to our greatest health challenges.
The list below details projects that are currently supported by major funding bodies, such the National Health and Medical Research Council, grants on the Australian Competitive Grant register, as well as other smaller schemes.
Click on the project name for more details. The research projects are in alphabetical order. You can also search for particular phrases or topics by using the search function at the top of the page.
For a more simplified, non-scientific description of the work of IHMRI researchers, visit What we research.
A Centre for Research Excellence: Building Indigenous research capacity to find solutions to alcohol problems
This Centre of Research Excellence helps to build a strong and continuing network of Indigenous researchers with expertise in treating and preventing alcohol problems.View Project
A place based model for Aboriginal community-led solutions
Associate Professor Peter Kelly is the co-investigator n this project which aims to investigate the unique approaches used by Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to enable community ownership of holistic health and social programs in complex community settings.View Project
Antibiotic resistance: combining microscopy, microfluidics and genomics to target bacterial DNA repair pathways
Antibiotic resistance is one of the major health problems of our time. This study will pave the way for DNA repair as a novel drug target.View Project
ARC Training Centre for Cryo-electron microscopy of membrane proteins for drug discovery – CCEMMP
Distinguished Professor David Adams and Distinguished Professor Antoine Van Oijen are co-investigators on this Centre aiming to train industry-ready, world class graduates in cryo-electron microscopy of membrane proteins. The Centre’s graduates and research results would enable tomorrow’s industrial expansion in structure-enhanced drug design.View Project
ARC Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies
Associate Professor Mirella Dottori is working on this four-year ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres project with Professor Alastair Stewart from the University of Melbourne and other researchers.View Project
Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE): Quality and safety in the implementation of medicinal cannabis use in the community
Distinguished Professor Xu-Feng and Professor Nadia Solowij are working on this NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence with Professor Jennifer Martin from the University of Newcastle.View Project
Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research
Senior Professor Rodney Croft received this six-year NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence grant in 2017.View Project
Australian Centre for the Digital Child
Dr Dylan Cliff and Associate Professor Steven Howard are co-investigators on this Centre designed to integrate child health, education, and digital and social connectedness, innovating across disciplines to meet Australia’s ongoing challenges of supporting young children growing up in a rapidly changing digital age.View Project
Better Parks, Healthier for all?
This research project looks at which green space qualities maximise impacts on levels of, and socioeconomic inequalities in, mental ill-health and cardiometabolic diseases.View Project
Blood group antigen recognition by Group A Streptococcus mediates host colonisation Lead Investigator
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is responsible for approximately 700 million cases of localised infection and 600,000 cases of invasive infection globally each year. This project will look at how GAS use sugars at the surface of host cells to initiate disease, and determine if differences in the types of sugars present on host cells alter the ability of GAS to initiate infection.View Project