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About the institute

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The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute encourages researchers to ‘think outside the box’ and to explore novel ideas. We believe this strategy is more likely to realise breakthrough therapies for disorders that commonly afflict older-aged individuals.

The research we focus on

Hot topic research foci of the institute include:

  • identifying new treatments for age-associated blood vessel disorders
  • new therapies for immune disorders
  • novel interventions for lifestyle-associated cancers and new approaches for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Learn more about our research expertise

Contact us

If you would like to know more about the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institutes ‘bigger-risk but big-gain’ approach to address disorders that afflict older Australians, then please do not hesitate to contact us at

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities

Presently a limited number of unique sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available that may be of reciprocal value. In addition, targeted donations of any value can be easily arranged to support specific research projects; the world-class training of next generation Australian researchers; or the purchase of state-of-art technology platforms. Moreover, donations to the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute are fully tax deductible.

Curtin Medical School

Identifying cause and new treatments of diseases associated with ageing is core business for CHIRI. However, translation to clinical practice is the ultimate aim to decrease burden of disease and improve quality of life. With the establishment at Curtin University of the only undergraduate medical program in Western Australia, Curtin is uniquely positioned to provide doctors for future generations of Australians with a contemporary understanding of cutting edge research that will be at the core of future therapies. Learn more about Curtin’s new medical school.

“On behalf of the research team at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, I thank you for your interest and consideration and wish you the very best of health for the years ahead.”

John Mamo Director, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute-Biosciences.