Our Work

MHIRC operates in the heart of Western Sydney

MHIRC has been based at Western Sydney University, Hawkesbury campus, since our foundation in 1999. This is one of Sydney's truly beautiful locations, set at the foot of the Blue Mountains in a region famed for its traditional agricultural and early settler heritage.

With direct access to the resources provided by the University, MHIRC is able to foster collaborative relationships in health while maintaining some independence. MHIRC supports numerous students to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate studies through the Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Campbelltown campuses. Professor John Macdonald teaches in Public Health within the School of Science and Health as part of studies in Health Science, Health Promotion and Nursing at the University of Western Sydney

Advocating for men's health in Australia

MHIRC designs, develops and supports research and projects that enhance the health and well-being of men and boys in a variety of contexts.

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and colleagues in Men's Health Week 2017
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and colleagues in Men's Health Week 2017

We work on a wide array of projects and initiatives for a number of organisations, all of which expand the knowledge and insight into how different groups of males are impacted by social and environmental factors. Our work can be categorised into the following areas:

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