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.


12 January 2021
Psychedelic compounds are showing promise as potential treatments for mental illness says experts from NICM HRI and University of Melbourne.
7 December 2020
In a collaborative project between NICM Health Research Institute and Australian Natural Therapeutics Group (ANTG), researchers will start screening volunteers in 2021 for a two-year trial investigating the effects of a novel cannabis based-medicine on cognitive function in people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
23 November 2020
More than one-third of young women in a nationwide survey said they missed at least one class, either at school or university, in the past three months due to menstrual symptoms.


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.