We collaborate with local and international industry, community and other university groups to address critical public health issues and deliver innovative programs that transform lives.

Our research

Our research emphasises the complex interactions between individuals, social and physical aspects of their communities and health care systems.

Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program

Bone Health and Fractures Research Program

Exercise and Nutrition Research Program

Exercise Oncology

Our people

Our team of award winning, world-class researchers bring together their diverse strengths to tackle today’s most pressing health challenges.

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We welcome aspiring health service researchers to undertake projects alongside leading international academics

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Featured projects

MMIHR project - exercise therapy

Exercise therapy

Men with prostate cancer experience increased rates of mental health issues. This project examines whether exercise aids the management of mental health issues in men with cancer.

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Built environment and physical activity

We’re supporting the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) Adolescent study, which explores how the built environment affects physical activity and obesity in teenagers.

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Greenery and mental health

Mental health issues are common in residential aged care facilities. This project investigates whether exposing new residents to greenery may protect them against declining wellbeing.

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MMIHR research - epigenetic control

Epigenetic control and the circadian clock

We are collaborating with the University of Copenhagen, Karolinska Institute and the University of Carolina to further understand the benefits of exercise for people with type 2 diabetes.

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