The Institute for Health Research was established in 2009 to develop health-related research and to foster interdisciplinary, cross campus, and cross institutional research partnerships. Specifically, its purpose is to promote and support excellence in research at the University of Notre Dame Australia that will improve the physical, mental, social and spiritual health and wellbeing of people and communities, particularly those in need.
The objectives of the Institute:
To further the Objects of the University and recognise that “the human person is a unity of body and soul”, that “health is fundamental to a person’s total well-being” and that “our commitment to health is made in a spirit of compassion and solidarity with all persons”;
To promote the productivity, quality and profile of health-related research at Notre Dame;
To promote research that improves the health and wellbeing of people and communities, particularly those in great need;
To foster interdisciplinary scholarship in health and medical research;
To support health-related research to enhance the learning opportunities for students enrolled at the University; and
To promote and support academics in conducting health-related research within and between Schools.