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Centre for Systems Health and integrated Metabolic Research

Unit(s) of assessment: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

Research theme: Health and Wellbeing

School: School of Science and Technology


The Research Centre for Systems Health and Integrated Metabolic Research (SHiMR) delivers interdisciplinary research to explore health and diseases across the life course.

SHiMR aims to tackle some of this century’s most urgent health challenges by harbouring expertise in priority research themes:

  • Cancer Biology, Immunology and Therapeutics (CBIT)
  • Metabolic Health
  • Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota (AROM)
  • Integrative Neurophysiology

Together the central themes enable a collaborative research ideology to generate answers to urgent questions and benefit our understanding of human health. Our researchers investigate cellular and physiological mechanisms to identify of fundamental disease progress and provide new therapeutic tools. As a collaborative team, we strive to detect disease earlier and aid the development of new treatments by utilising state-of-the-art technological platforms.

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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

The Centre for Health, Ageing and Understanding Disease Research Centre submitted an impact case study to REF 2021. 99% of NTU's research submitted to the 'Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy' Unit of Assessment was considered to be either world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of quality.

Discover the real-world impact of the research below.