LT2, MEDICAL SCIENCE PRECINCT, UTAS
Menzies exists to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for Tasmanians.
The centre aims to advance human health and wellbeing by contributing significantly to knowledge on prevention and treatment of diseases including arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes type-2, osteoporosis, mental health, obesity and dementia.
Menzies conducts research that relies on the unique, stable base that characterises Tasmania’s population. We also undertake nationwide studies and collaborate with interstate and international researchers. Our context is an island community that has limited funding for health care and specific challenges relating to disadvantage.
Our researchers take a ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach, which means we translate the knowledge we gain into health policies, training and recommendations for treatment. We also work with commercial partners to develop and apply our discoveries. Finally, we educate and train future research scientists, clinicians and health professionals.