Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

A multidisciplinary hub for health research

Community partnerships and collaborations: Working together to improve health outcomes

To maximise community impact and improve health outcomes for people locally as well as globally, the MacKillop Institute works closely with health care providers, community organisations and educational institutions around the world.   



  • Centre for Exercise and Nutrition
    • Professor Juleen R. Zierath, Department of Clinical Physiology, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    • Professor Bruce Spiegelman, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, USA.
    • Professor Anna Krook, Department of Clinical Physiology, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    • Professor Stuart M. Phillips and Professor Martin Gibala, Exercise Metabolism Research Group, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    • Professor Louise Burke, Department of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Belconnen, ACT, Australia
    • Professor Stephen L. Britton and Professor Lauren G. Koch, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
    • Dr. Ben Yaspelkis II, Department of Kinesiology, California State University Northridge, California, U.S.A.
  • Centre for Primary Care and Prevention
    • Professor Paul Zimmet, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
    • Associate Professor John Furler, Melbourne University, Australia
    • Associate Professor Neale Cohen, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
    • Professor Graeme Maguire, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
    • Professor Alex Brown, SAMHRI, Australia
    • Professor Nigel Stocks, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    • Professor Paul Scuffham, Griffith University, Australia
    • Professor Karen Sliwa, Hatter Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease

    SAFETY Trial:

    • Professor Paul Scuffham (Griffith University, Australia)
    • Professor Thomas Marwick (Director, Menzies Research Institute, Australia)
    • Professor John Horowitz (The University of Adelaide, Australia)
    • Professor David Thompson (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    • Dr Melinda Carrington (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    • Dr Brian Haluska (The University of Queensland, Australia)
    • Associate Professor Chiew Wong (Footscray Hospital, Australia)
    • Professor Walter Abhayaratna (Australian National University, Australia)
    • Dr Gnanadevan Mahadevan (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Australia)

    NIL-CHF Study:

    • Professor Garry Jennings (Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Australia)
    • Dr Peter Bergin (Alfred Hospital, Heart Centre, Australia)
    • Dr Barbora de Courten (Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Australia)
    • Dr Geraldine Lee (Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Preventative Health, Australia)
    • Dr Melinda Carrington (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    • Associate Professor Karen Walker (Monash University, Nursing & Health Sciences, Australia)

    VIPER-BP Study:

    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia
    • Dr Melinda Carrington (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    • Dr Carla H Swemmer (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia)
    • Professor Craig Anderson (The George Institute, Australia)
    • Dr Nicol P Kurstjens (Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Australia)
    • Associate Professor John Amerena, (Deakin University, Australia)
    • Professor Alex Brown (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Australia)
    • Dr Louise M Burrell (University of Melbourne, Australia)
    • Dr Ferdinandus J de Looze (The University of Queensland, Australia)
    • Professor Mark Harris (University of New South Wales, Australia)
    • Professor Joseph Hung (University of Western Australia, Australia)
    • Professor Henry Krum (Monash University, Australia)
    • Professor Mark Nelson (Menzies Research Institute, Australia)
    • Associate Professor Markus Schlaich (Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Australia)
    • Professor Nigel P Stocks (The University of Adelaide, Australia)
    • Professor Garry Jennings (Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Australia)

    WHICH? Trial:

    • Professor Paul Scuffham (Griffith University, Australia)
    • Professor Thomas Marwick (Director, Menzies Research Institute, Australia)
    • Professor John Horowitz (The University of Adelaide, Australia)
    • Professor Henry Krum (Monash University, Australia)
    • Professor Patricia Davidson (St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia)
    • Professor Peter Macdonald (St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia)
    • Professor Christopher Reid (Monash University, Australia)

    WHICH? II Trial:

    • Professor David Thompson (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    • Professor John Horowitz (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Australia)
    • Dr Melinda Carrington (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    • Professor Paul Scuffham (Griffith University, Australia)
    • Associate Professor Chiew Wong (Footscray Hospital, Australia)
    • Dr Phillip Newton (St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia)
    • Associate Professor Amanda Rischbieth (SA Heart Foundation, Australia)
    • Professor Patricia Davidson (St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia)
    • Professor Henry Krum (Monash University, Australia)
    • Professor Peter Macdonald (St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia)
    • Professor Thomas Marwick (Menzies Research Institute, Australia)
    • Professor Christopher Reid (Monash University, Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine)
    • Dr Yih Kai Chan (Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Australia)
    • Dr Jennifer Whitty (Griffith University, Australia)

    Heart of Soweto Study: 

    • University of the Witwatersrand (SOCRU)
    • University of Cape Town (Hatter Institute)

    Additional collaborators:

    • Dr. Jennifer Whitty (Griffith Health Institute, Australia)
    • Dr. Camilla Tuttle (Baker IDI Central Australia, Australia)
    • Ms. Sandra Pretorius (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
    • Ms. Katharine Brown (South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute, Australia)
    • Dr. Victoria Wade (The University of Adelaide, Australia)
    • Dr. Jocasta Ball (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    • A/Professor Chantal Ski (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    • Dr. Jan Cameron (Australian Catholic University, Australia)