Each year, the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) builds upon a solid track record of success as the world-leading public health and health services research centre focusing on traditional, complementary and integrative health care. ARCCIM houses the only coordinated international research program dedicated to establishing and promoting the rigorous, critical study of complementary and alternative medicine as a core topic of national and international public health and health services.
Our aim is simple: to provide the broad evidence-base necessary to aid effective, safe health practice and policy development in this significant area of health seeking and practice.
The scientific investigation of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine is paramount when addressing contemporary health systems and global health challenges. At ARCCIM, we believe this requires a synergy of critical perspectives, genuine collaboration and a commitment to produce meaningful, balanced insights. We pride ourselves on the quality and quantity of our research output.
ARCCIM is investing in future research growth and capacity across academic and practitioner ranks, providing international leadership, facilitating research engagement and growing a vibrant research culture. Our team is mentoring the best and brightest future research leaders on the world stage via our world-first international research leadership programs and via our centre’s quality mentoring and support for a growing number of dedicated and promising early career researchers.
Running through all our research engagement and activity is a commitment to explore the opportunities and challenges of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine and self-care use amongst vulnerable and under-served communities. We focus on developing the implementation and translation of research findings into practice and policy improvement.
The ARCCIM research program has grown exponentially over a number of years to include a wealth of initiatives spanning the globe. I am truly proud to be leading such a talented, world-class research team.
I invite you to not only explore and enjoy our website, but also check out the ARCCIM video showcasing our mission and activities.
Through our work at ARCCIM, we are shaping practice advances and helping realise healthier communities. I invite you to join us in achieving these goals.
Distinguished Professor Jon Adams
Director, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Distinguished Professor of Public Health
ARC Professorial Future Fellow
National Convenor, Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Special Interest Group in ‘Evidence, Research and Policy in Complementary Medicine’