Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

A multidisciplinary hub for health research

The MacKillop fosters collaborative research without discipline-based boundaries.

Through collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach, the MacKillop Institute conducts innovative research with a broad reach and real impact, with much of our funding provided through major NHMRC and ARC grants, as well as international funding bodies.



  • Centre for Exercise and Nutrition
    • Australian Institute of Sport Collaborative Research Grant. Carbohydrate dependence during endurance sport. 2015. $50,000.
    • Collaborative Research Network Grant. Exercise-nutrient interventions to prevent sarcobesity. $630,000.
    • Novo Nordisk Challenge Grant. Epigenetic control and the circadian clock: Turning back time on diabetes pathogenesis. 2015-2020. $1.25 million.