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.
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.Explore project
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.Explore project
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.Explore project
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.Explore project
Our team of award winning, world-class researchers bring together their diverse strengths to tackle today’s most pressing health challenges.Meet our people
Diabetes is a National Health Priority area and the sixth leading cause of death in Australia. Currently 280 Australians develop diabetes every day – that is one person every five minutes. Type 2 Diab...Research
The Exercise and Nutrition Research Program (ENRP) is based at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. The ENRP is currently seeking applicants for...Research