Health Innovations Research Institute
We translate new scientific knowledge into safe and effective therapeutic outcomes to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Australia and around the world.
We connect diverse health modalities, industry and community to create better health outcomes. We are experts in biophysics, bioengineering, metabolism, exercise and disease, ion channels and transporters as therapeutic targets, and traditional and complementary medicine.
Translating fundamental science into better health outcomes.
The Health Innovations Research Institute's diverse research programs engage with and respond to the changing needs of biomedical research and society.
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Throughout the year the Institute hosts lectures from high-profile researchers who will address key health issues currently affecting the Australian and international community.
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Sleep and movement: key to preventing chronic disease
Is sitting the new smoking? The health-effects of our sedentary lifestyles were discussed at the recent Evidence-Based Integrated Healthcare symposium hosted by RMIT University.
Sleeping at work could become part of the job
Sleeping on the job may become the norm for Australia’s million plus shift-workers if research by RMIT sleep expert Dr Melinda Jackson gets the nod.
Sensory art exhibit provides insights into life without sound
A free multimedia exhibit that shares the experience of hearing loss with the public is the result of a new partnership at RMIT.
Sex, drugs and funky rhythms: Insights from computer models
A Health Innovations Research Institute seminar by Professor Colleen E Clancy.
Acidosis and temperature
A Health Innovations Research Institute seminar by Professor Peter Ruben on acidosis and temperature: twin arrhythmogenic triggers in Long QT3 and Brugada Syndromes.
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The Health Innovations Research Institute (HIRi) is located in a purpose-built 3,000 square metre Bioscience research building in Bundoora, with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.
HIRi also has access to significant research facilities on RMIT's city campus. Since its inception in December 2009, HIRi has invested significantly in world class infrastructure and technologies to enable research and development capabilities with academic and industry partners. The Institute carries out a broad range of activities and research activities are supported by well-appointed administration. Equipment and facilities include: