The NIIM Research Department was established in 2012 to conduct research into the safety and efficacy of complementary medicines, as well as emerging treatments and technologies. NIIM works with a network of valued local and international partners, such as Charitable Foundations, universities, academic institutions and other organisations.

The Institute conducts research in many areas including cancer, heart health, cognition, chronic diseases, and mind-body medicine. NIIM is proud to contribute to the growing scientific evidence base showing that the integrative medical approach supports the treatment of complex illnesses and also improves general health and wellbeing.

The NIIM Research Department is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2022. To read more about the significant studies undertaken by NIIM Research over the past ten years, please read our brochure ‘Celebrating 10 Years of Research 2012 – 2022’

New studies – expression of interest:

Ongoing studies

Past Studies - Recruitment Closed

Healthy Living Tips


Around 33% of Australian adults suffer from high blood pressure. Here at NIIM we’ve been conducting research and clinical trials to investigate how daily consumption of aged garlic can impact people with hypertension.

Research at NIIM

What does NIIM Research and Why? What are NIIM’s goals?

Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

The NIIM Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), plays a key role in the ethical oversight of research in humans

Research Committee

The NIIM Research Committee is the principal advisory body to NIIM in relation to its research and research training activity

Academic Staff

Talented Academic Staff and Consultants bring a wealth of knowledge to NIIM’s Research and Education departments

Historical Past Research Programs