ABOUT SAHMRI

SAHMRI is South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute. It’s home to around 700 researchers, partners, students and support staff, all committed to transforming innovative health and medical research into tangible health benefits for our community.

By taking part in the BRIGHT Walk, you’ll be supporting their work to improve the lives and health of all Australians.

“I’ve wanted to be a scientist for as long as I can remember – you can actually change the world for the better.

“We all know someone who’s died of either dementia, heart disease or cancer and we worry about what will happen to our parents and other loved ones.

“I feel incredibly privileged, and humbled, to be in a position where my team and I can play a small role in reducing that suffering.”


– Dr Tim Sargeant, leading SAHMRI’s mission to find a cure for dementia. He’s recently developed a world-first blood test that measures healthy ageing.

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OUR RESEARCH

The strength of SAHMRI is in the diversity of our research. Our projects are aligned with the most pressing health challenges and community needs in society today. But importantly, we’re working hard to find innovative ways to create better health outcomes for all.

From diabetes to prostate cancer, premature birth, mental health, dementia and more, our programs cover a wide range of areas. Here’s a look at just some of the ways we are making a difference:

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer

One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85. SAHMRI’s Prostate Cancer Research Group focuses on improving the clinical management of prostate cancer with new treatment strategies and more accurate, non-invasive methods to monitor the disease and how patients respond to treatment.

Aboriginal health

Aboriginal health

Aboriginal families and communities face specific health challenges that need specific solutions. SAHMRI’s Aboriginal Communities and Families Health Research Alliance supports community-driven, culturally respectful research to promote better health and wellbeing for Aboriginal mums, babies and families.

Child nutrition

Child nutrition

Taking care of your precious child starts long before birth. SAHMRI’s childhood nutrition team has made great strides in addressing preterm birth through its development of the Omega-3 screen and treat program for pregnant women. It’s investigating a range of other micronutrient deficiencies and excesses to support optimal childhood growth and development and reduce the risk of allergic disease.

Lifelong health

Lifelong health

Research at SAHMRI’s Hopwood Centre for Neurobiology focuses on identifying the causes of major neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, stroke, epilepsy, depression, spinal cord injury and chronic pain. A blood test to check how well you’re ageing has been invented by SAHMRI researchers, and now we’re working on ways to wind back the clock.

WHAT IS SAHMRI?

SAHMRI is South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute.

We believe in a healthier future for all Australians. We listen to the needs of our communities to deliver research that changes the way healthcare is delivered. Through research excellence, innovation and strategic partnerships, we turn discoveries in health and medical research into impact for the community to improve their lives and the health of all Australians.

SAHMRI’s headquarters is in the heart of Adelaide BioMed City – the largest health and medical research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere. It is currently home to around 700 researchers, partners, students and support staff. They are all committed to transforming innovative health and medical research into tangible health benefits for our community.

You can learn more about SAHMRI here.