Institute for Health Research

As one of three Institutes established by Notre Dame University to provide leadership in collaborative research initiatives, the Institute for Health Research (IHR) is located in Fremantle.

Drawing on the clinical expertise within the Schools of Health Science (biomedicine, outdoor recreation, health and physical education, preventive health, and exercise and sport science), Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery and Physiotherapy, the IHR seeks to facilitate and promote health-related research at a post-graduate level.

In addition to developing research capacity within Notre Dame, the IHR also seeks to foster interdisciplinary, cross campus and cross-institutional research partnerships to develop research projects that support government policy and clinical practice that improve outcomes for:

  • individuals (mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing)
  • Communities, and
  • the overall healthcare system.

More details are available in the IHR Strategic Plan.

Institute for Health Research Structure