Menzies School of Health Research

Menzies School of Health Research

The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) is one of Australian’s leading health research institutes and the only one with a primary focus on Indigenous health. Based in Darwin, we are academically affiliated with Charles Darwin University and employ over 250 staff across Australia and internationally. We have an outstanding track record over 30 years in undertaking projects, working hand in hand with Indigenous people in rural and remote communities across Australia as well as with people living in developing communities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Menzies has been working with over 60 Indigenous communities focusing on Indigenous health research, policy reform, informing and supporting health practitioners and health care centres about emerging treatment regimes and Indigenous capacity building.

Our work covers health from pre-conception to the grave and across acute, chronic and preventative health. Some of our major programs of work include: Child health and development, Diabetes, kidney disease, mental health and suicide prevention, ear and lung health, cancer, sexual health, tobacco and other addictive substance use, nutrition, youth health, skin health and primary health care and health systems research.

• Our purpose is to achieve sustainable health improvements through excellence and leadership in research, education and capacity development.

• Our vision is to find enduring solutions to problems that matter, the kind that when tackled, have the potential to make an immense difference to the quality of lives both here and abroad.

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Pandora: A Partnership For Positive Chan...

Australia’s population of Indigenous women and girls is much younger than the non-Indigenous female population. It’s because Aboriginal women die y... Read More

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Reducing Hearing Loss In Indigenous Kids...

Indigenous children have the highest reported rates of otitis media (OM), commonly known as middle ear infection, and burst eardrums in the world. ... Read More

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Improving The Survival And Quality Of Li...

“I had breast cancer two years ago and the only reason I got checked was because my husband forced me to go to an appointment. I was lucky because ... Read More

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No Longer Only Monkey Business: 'Monkey ...

Human malaria parasites continue to wreak havoc on people in our region, and now a major new threat is emerging, the monkey parasite called Plasmod... Read More

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The Golden Staph Superbug In Indigenous ...

When we think about golden staph, most people think about hospitals. Its incidence is an oft-cited measure of hospital quality and safety, and righ... Read More

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Every Dollar Invested Goes 3 Times Furth...

Menzies is one of Australia’s most cost-effective health research institutes, with every dollar invested returning $2.70 to the economy. Our activi... Read More