NICM Health Research Institute, Westmead

We are the science of integrative medicine.

Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute is Australia’s global leader in integrative and complementary medicine research and policy. As an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 5 ranking institute, we are globally recognised for our world-class research and innovations in integrative and complementary medicine. We are committed to social responsibility and the highest degree of integrity, ethics, and scientific enquiry. From the bench to the bedside, preclinical, clinical and translational, we advance the evidence-base, focusing on quality, safety, efficacy and how medicine works.


19 April 2023
Western Sydney University will receive $660,000 over the next three years to study the use of medicinal cannabis for endometriosis. The philanthropic gift provided by the Wilson Foundation will fund a clinical trial, laboratory work investigating the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and inflammatory markers, as well as a health economics component exploring the potential cost-benefits of medicinal cannabis for treating endometriosis.

29 November 2022
It’s two weeks after the birth of your healthy bub and you notice your gut isn’t feeling quite right. Maybe you feel a bit bloated. Maybe you’re farting more than usual.
10 November 2022
Today marks the official launch of the ‘Integrative Oncology and Wellness Centres in Cancer Care’ white paper, by Hon. Ged Kearney MP, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care at Parliament House, Canberra. This inaugural white paper validates the services of Integrative Oncology and Wellness Centres and provides a framework of recommendations to truly realise their potential.