About Us

The Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute (NHIRI), at Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences, is a team of world-leading, multi-disciplinary researchers, aligned through a common purpose of discovering and sharing real- world solutions to improve health and quality of life.

Our vision is simple – healthy people, healthy communities. We develop, translate and implement research on better nutrition and lifestyle choices. We are committed to research innovation and excellence, involving consumer and community in what we do, creating partnerships for improved well-being and quality of life and empowering and supporting people to lead in a diverse and inclusive environment.

What we

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Discovery and excellence

Our focus is on reducing the burden of cardiometabolic, neurodegenerative and musculoskeletal diseases to improve overall health and enable healthy aging.

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Technology and innovation

Our research is motivated by the urge to preserve health and save lives. We develop and utilise innovative technologies and approaches to improve human health across the lifespan.




Our consumer driven research aims to deliver direct and meaningful impact on community health and wellbeing by addressing real-world problems. This is done through public engagement and influencing systems change.

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A sustainable

Our key research outcomes are discovering ways to influence and implement system change towards a sustainable future. We aim to understand how nutrition and physical activity focused research impact individual health to improve health across the lifespan.

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Your support will help us continue to develop real-world solutions for the leading causes of disability and suffering.

A healthier and equitable community for all!