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.


15 July 2021
Researchers at Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute have received Government funding to develop a supportive cancer care program tailored to meet the needs of Vietnamese, Arabic and Chinese women living with cancer across Sydney and the Greater Western Sydney region.
30 June 2021
NICM Health Research Institute today announced the selection of Professor Dennis Chang, as director of the Institute, effective from 1 July 2021.
14 June 2021
An updated bibliometric review led by NICM HRI reveals a tripling of published clinical studies on tai chi compared to the past decade, reporting on the benefits of tai chi for health and wellbeing.


NICM HRI 2021 Medicinal Cannabis Symposium brings together Australia’s leading medicinal cannabis researchers, academics and clinicians, showcasing current Australian research, and discussing regulatory developments and education regarding medicinal cannabis.