Health Impacts Research Cluster

Welcome to the 
Health Impacts Research Cluster

The vision of the Health Impacts Research Cluster is to improve the health of whole communities by conducting research that informs and transforms clinical practice and health policy.

HIRC create synergies between health researchers from the SMAH Faculty and includes existing groupings such as the Smart Foods Centre researchers, and the Illawarra and Southern Practice Research Network (ISPRN). Our values are innovation, collaboration, inclusiveness, integrity and accountability. 

In 2017 HIRC members produced a collaborative research document to drive future developments, outlined in the summary report

HIRC aims to:

  • Encourage innovation and self-sustaining research collaboration by investing in a HIRC collaborative project. This is a transdisciplinary program targeting the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.
  • Build capacity amongst its researchers by supporting small projects and related publications and conference presentations,
  • Enhance research quality through enhancements in training, workshops and seminars with external facilitators and collaborators.