Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research works towards better health outcomes in Australia and around the world. 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.

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, we achieved well above world standard for our research in the areas of human movement and sports science, and public health and health services.


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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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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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