Health Innovations Research Institute

The Health Innovations Research Institute (HIRi) connects diverse health and industry communities to more effectively address the changing needs of biomedical research and society.

Translating fundamental science into better health outcomes

HIRi's primary goal is to translate basic science discoveries into safe and effective therapeutic outcomes.

HIRi takes an integrated approach to address the key health issues facing Australia in the 21st century, with research programs that examine how the human body functions at a molecular and cellular level. This research informs innovative therapeutic strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Australia and around the world.

The Institute’s Director is Professor David Adams, and the Deputy Director is Professor Peter McIntyre.


Find out more about HIRi, including our facilities, industry partners and executive group.

About HIRi

Research programs

Find out more about HIRi's key research themes and the researchers involved in these.

Research programs


The latest journal articles and other key publications from HIRi members with full text links where available.


PhD projects

PhD opportunities within HIRi including information on scholarships.

PhD projects

Latest news

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Upcoming events

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Alyson Miller and Sarah Spencer

Striking against stroke

Treating and preventing stroke

HIRi in the news

Our work in the media

HIRi seminar series

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