The Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) is a collaborative institute for research into disorders of bone, muscle and joint and the promotion of disease prevention and evidence-based interventions including exercise and nutrition.
AIMSS brings clinicians and researchers together from Western Health, Victoria University and The University of Melbourne to bring researchers closer to the health system and to better influence healthcare delivery based on research.
To improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we live and work through innovative and integrative musculoskeletal research and advocacy.
Our mission is to undertake focused, high quality innovative research and to foster collaborations with the research and general community.
We will do this by:
Leading the way in basic, translational and clinical research
Providing an environment that is cohesive, inclusive and inspiring to attract and retain a high-calibre workforce
Developing interactions between clinicians, researchers and the community to improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disease
Promoting healthy and active living in the communities we serve
Western Health is the lead partner of AIMSS which is located in the Centre for Health Research and Education (CHRE) at Sunshine Hospital.
Victoria University is a foundation partner of AIMSS through the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences in the faculty of Health, Engineering and Science, and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL).
The University of Melbourne is a foundation partner of AIMSS through the North West Academic Centre in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences.