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.


23 November 2021
Endometriosis is known to impact work productivity. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a shift in working practices for many, with an increase in working from home and/or flexible working hours. New research lead by NICM Health Research Institute highlights the latest data on endometriosis and the workplace and lessons from Australia’s response to COVID-19.
2 November 2019
A new rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials shows zinc can prevent symptoms and shorten the duration of a community-acquired acute viral respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold and flu-like illnesses.

23 September 2021
To better support over 8,000 people living with dementia in the Canterbury-Bankstown region, Western will lead new research exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia and the city’s infrastructure.