The NICM team is led by Professor Alan Bensoussan, Professor of Chinese Medicine. He is one of Australia's prominent researchers in complementary medicine and was instrumental in establishing both the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) and Centre for Complementary Medicine Research (CompleMED), which have now combined under NICM.

Under Professor Bensoussan's leadership, NICM has forged a broad network of links with other national and international organisations within government and industry, and are currently involved in collaborative projects with institutions in China, Hong Kong, United States and the United Kingdom.

The NICM team is made up of: