Mike Armour

Mike Armour

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PhD, BHSc BSc (Hons)
Principal Research Fellow - Reproductive Health, NICM Health Research Institute
Higher Degree Research Director, NICM Health Research Institute

A/Prof Mike Armour is an Associate Professor in reproductive health at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University where he is currently running several clinical trials on endometriosis, menstrual health, and complementary medicine. Mike has published over 100 peer reviewed articles on various aspects of women's health. Mike is also an author on several textbook chapters including a recent textbook on medicinal cannabis and endometriosis. Mike has had significant media attention on his work including articles in The Conversation, an SBS Insight special on endometriosis, an SBS special on herbal medicine for period pain and over 300 pieces of international news media with an estimated readership of 120 million across over 100 countries including Channel 7 News, ABC News, and The Guardian. Mike has secured over $7.1M AUD in funding, with $3,400,000 of this as lead investigator with a mixture of competitive grants, partnership grants and industry funding.

Mike is heavily involved in research and treatment of endometriosis, and he was the invited complementary medicine expert on the endometriosis expert working group (EEWG) for the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) that developed the first Australian guidelines for Endometriosis, released in January 2021. Mike is also a World Endometriosis Society Ambassador, Chair of Endometriosis Australia's clinical advisory committee, Chair of Endometriosis Australia's research committee, Academic lead of the Menstrual Cycle Research Network (MCRN) at Western Sydney University and Chair of the Australasian Interdisciplinary Researchers in Endometriosis (AIRE).

Research focus

  • Research methodology
  • Acupuncture
  • Menstrual and reproductive health
  • Medicinal cannabis
  • Traditional Chinese medicine

Projects and grants

Associate Professor Armour's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including industry and professional associations.

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Awards and recognitions

  • 2021 Excellence in HDR supervision and training, NICM Health Research Institute
  • 2021 Excellence in Research Partnership, NICM Health Research Institute
  • 2021 Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Research, Enterprise and International Excellence Awards - Excellence in Research in Interdisciplinary Group Award, Western Sydney University
  • 2020  Excellence in HDR supervision and training, NICM Health Research Institute
  • 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence as an Early Career Researcher Award – Highly Commended, Western Sydney University
  • 2018 Research Impact Award Winner, Western Sydney University
  • 2018 Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher, NICM Health Research Institute
  • 2015 Best oral presentation, ICCMR
  • 2015 Best poster, International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium
  • 2015 JACKA writing scholarship


  • World Endometriosis Society Ambassador
  • Chair, Research Committee, Endometriosis Australia
  • Chair, Clinical Advisory Committee, Endometriosis Australia
  • Chair and co-founder, Australasian Interdisciplinary Researchers in Endometriosis
  • Academic lead, Menstrual Cycle Research Network
  • Adjunct Fellow, Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
  • Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University
  • Honorary Research Associate, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington


  • 2016 Doctor of Philosophy (Women's Health), Western Sydney University, Australia
  • 2009 Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), New Zealand School of Acupuncture, New Zealand
  • 2003 Bachelor of Science (Biomedicine Honours), University of Auckland, New Zealand


For a full listing of publications please see: