IHMRI Research Program

IHMRI Research Program

IHMRI’s research program is purposefully broad and does not focus on a specific disease or population groups. Instead it encompasses a range of diseases, medical conditions and health issues relevant to the broad population throughout the lifespan.

In particular the program addresses health and medical issues that are particularly pertinent in the Illawarra region and throughout most of the developed world, especially in the context of ageing populations. Examples are obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, mental health and cancer.

This program breadth engages IHMRI’s diverse network of over 400 academic and clinician researchers across the university and public and private health service contexts and draws upon a full range of epidemiological, basic science, clinical and prevention research expertise.

IHMRI’s vision, of ensuring its research contributes to improved health service and better health within its regional context, is reflected in its developing and expanding population health agenda, which spans the entire research program. More in Research Themes.  


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Recorded seminars

Some IHMRI Seminars are recorded in our lecture theatre and published via the UOW's eduStream channel.

Select the seminar that interests you here. Recent recordings:

  • "Innovative use of technology in nutrition and dietary practice".
  • "Effectively changing health services to better respond to personality disorders".
  • "Cannabis, the brain, cognition and psychosis: the good, the bad and the unknown".