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.


20 December 2021
A new review shows aerobic exercise interventions using HIIT or MICT are effective for improving non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

16 December 2021
Western Sydney University is pleased to announce a new partnership between the University and Next Practice to establish Next Practice care of Western Sydney Integrative Health (WSIH) – Australia’s first university-based integrative healthcare centre. Located as part of Western Sydney University’s Westmead campus, and within the heart of the Westmead Health and Innovation Precinct, the purpose-built clinic will be open to the public, initially five days a week, 8am-5pm.

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 led by NICM Health Research Institute highlights the latest data on endometriosis and the workplace and lessons from Australia’s response to COVID-19.