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.
  • Centre for Primary Care and Prevention:
    • NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grant. Centre of Research Excellence to reduce inequality in heart disease. 2012-2017. $2,493,649.
    • NHMRC Project Grant. The Central Australian Heart Protection Study: A randomized trial of nurse-led, family based secondary prevention of acute coronary syndromes. 2010-2015. $1,830,401.
    • NHMRC Project Grant. The Management to Optimise Diabetes and mEtabolic syndrome Risk reduction via Nurse-led intervention (MODERN). 2014-2017. $1.3 million.
    • NHMRC Project Grant. The WHICH? Trial of standard versus intensified heart failure care. 2013-2016. $1.8 million.
  • NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease:
    • NHMRC Career Development Award with supplementary translational funding. NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (Simon Stewart). 2013-2017. $790,000.
    • NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grant. Centre of Research Excellence to reduce inequality in heart disease. 2012-2017. $2,493,649.
    • NHMRC Program Grant. Optimising heart disease prevention and management. 2013-2018. $4,647,175.
    • NHMRC Program Grant. Preventing readmission in a regional hospital setting. 2014-2016. $546,892.
    • NHMRC Project Grant. SCREEN-HF extension study. 2013-2015. $820,000.
    • NHMRC Project Grant. Targeted LOWering of Central Blood Pressure in patients with hypertension: a randomised controlled trial (The LOW CBD). 2013-2016. $1.4 million.
    • NHMRC Project Grant. The Central Australian Heart Protection Study: A randomized trial of nurse-led, family based secondary prevention of acute coronary syndromes. 2010-2015. $1,830,401.
    • NHMRC Project Grant. The Management to Optimise Diabetes and mEtabolic syndrome Risk reduction via Nurse-led intervention (MODERN). 2014-2017. $1.3 million.
    • NHMRC Project Grant. The WHICH? Trial of standard versus intensified heart failure care. 2013-2016. $1.8 million.