Health Science

We are national leaders in a number of health research fields including immunology, microbiology, infectious diseases – tropical, rural and remote.

Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity
Flinders University

Helping inform initiatives and policy at local, regional, state and national levels to promote population health and reduce health inequities and their underlying causes.

Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Murdoch University

Working to prevent and reduce the impact of disease on people and communities around the world, while advancing medical and scientific knowledge in global healthcare with a focus on immunology and infectious diseases.

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
La Trobe University

A centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships. It works collaboratively and in partnership with communities, community-based organisations, government and professionals in relevant fields to produce research that advances knowledge and promotes positive change in policy, practice and people’s lives.

Centre for Remote Health
Charles Darwin University, Flinders University

The Centre for Remote Health is a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University. It is one of a network of University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme to improve the health status of populations in rural and remote areas

Menzies School of Health Research
Charles Darwin University, Menzies School of Health Research

Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses.

NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Nursing
Griffith University

Developing strategies to influence nursing practices and policy, and further develop nursing research expertise in Australia.

Griffith Institute for Health and Medical Research
Griffith University

Providing a critical mass of research expertise focussed on issues that are vital in developing sustainable health systems for the future.

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM)
James Cook University

AITHM aspires to excellence in tropical health and medical research, biotechnology and research education, supporting better health for people in the tropics worldwide.

Queensland Tropical Health Alliance
Griffith University, James Cook University

Bringing together the State’s leading tropical researchers to address relevant health issues, ranging from fighting diseases such as dengue fever to improving responses to tropical cyclones.

CRC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Charles Darwin University, Flinders University, Griffith University, James Cook University, La Trobe University

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health was in operation from January 2010 to June 2014, funded through the Australian Government’s collaborative CRC program. Five of the seven IRU universities were involved with the project.