The Health and Wellbeing Precinct will have significant ties to the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), a partnership between the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, through their programs and research targeting health improvements in novel treatments, better clinical practice and preventative health.
IHMRI has a broad research agenda encompassing diseases, medical conditions and health issues, with one key research theme examining Ageing and Chronic Conditions.
UOW leads Dementia Training Australia (DTA), which offers a national approach to accredited education, upskilling, and professional development for the workforce providing care to people living with dementia. DTA is a consortium bringing together leading dementia educators and trainers from five universities and Alzheimer’s Australia.
UOW’s Global Challenges Program is a strategic research initiative that is focused on transformative interdisciplinary research. Its Living Well, Longer project looks at all aspects of longevity, including the development of preventative care measures for key chronic conditions facing ageing Australians such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal problems.