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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AUD $50

Australian Indigenous Employment: Buildi...

There are only around 180 Indigenous medical practitioners currently working in Australia. Of these, only a handful have research training. Similar... Read More

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Closing The Health Gap For Indigenous Au...

The life expectancy of Indigenous Australians is 10 years shorter than non-Indigenous Australians.  Chronic diseases such as diabetes, he... Read More

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Wickd: The Wellbeing Intervention In End...

For Aboriginal people, kidney disease is not just the domain of the frail elderly, but a frequent malaise in middle age or younger. In remote commu... Read More

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Healthlab: Tackling Chronic Disease Thro...

The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.  Aristotle Chronic disease is Australia’s... Read More

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Finding The Key To Indigenous Childhood ...

Childhood anaemia imposes a lifelong handicap, and it affects our Aboriginal children disproportionately and catastrophically. Babies and small chi... Read More

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Giving A Brighter Future To Indigenous C...

At Menzies, our Centre for Child Development and Education is committed to providing leadership and driving change to improve the lives of Ind... Read More