Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

A pill could replace exercise within a decade

A seemingly far-fetched ‘magic bullet’ for weight reduction could soon become a reality, according to world-leading exercise scientist Professor John Hawley from the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research …

Get fit for summer

The Centre for Exercise and Nutrition is seeking healthy participants, between the ages of 18-35, with little or no previous involvement in exercise for research into the effect of …

MacKillop Director awarded prestigious Fellowship

Professor Simon Stewart, Director of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research was recently selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). The AAN is an organisation …

Mentoring for global health disparities research

University of Miami student Ja’Shondra Pouncy is joining The MacKillop in June as part of a mentorship program which helps prepare minority undergraduate students in nursing, public health, and …

The MacKillop tackles rising disease in Mozambique

Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research Director Professor Simon Stewart and his research team have started a vital health surveillance project in Mozambique aimed at arresting an alarming …

Can changing eating habits delay the onset of diabetes?

A Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research study aims to discover a link between changing eating patterns during prolonged sitting and reducing the potential of developing Type 2 diabetes. Researchers in …

Double scholarship honour for MacKillop PhD candidate

Jordan Loader, a high-flying PhD candidate in the MacKillop’s NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease, is celebrating after recently receiving two prestigious international …

MacKillop Institute researcher recipient of two awards

MacKillop Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Joshua Wiley, has recently received two research awards. Dr Wiley received a Young Investigator Award to attend a colloquium for “rising stars …

Participants wanted for important diet research

Have you ever wondered what the effects of continuous sitting are on your blood sugar levels after eating a meal? ACU researchers are looking for volunteers aged between …

MacKillop Institute researchers win ACU women's awards

Dr Jocasta Ball and Dr Melinda Smith have both recently won an ACU Research Award for Women Academic Staff. Offered by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), …