Key Projects & Studies

BPMRI’s medical and population health research aims for a better understanding and management of disease and illness. The institute’s research activities are diverse and encompass a wide range of health conditions and measures. Our areas of study include sleep disorders, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, genetics and others.

BPMRI manages a valuable database and BioBank (biological specimens) as a resource for medical researchers. The institute often works collaboratively with leading local, national and international researchers on medical and population health studies and projects.

The internationally significant Busselton Health Study is managed by BPMRI. The Busselton Health Study incorporates an expanding series of individual population health studies utilising the Busselton population. The Busselton Health Study commenced in 1966 and is globally recognized as one of the longest running population health research programs of its kind.

Our Research Activities


Research activities undertaken as part of the Busselton Health Studies are diverse and encompass a wide range of health conditions and measures. These have included cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal, kidney and liver diseases, cancer, obesity, sleep disorders, cognition and genetic epidemiology. Extensive information on demography, lifestyle and behaviour have also been collected at each of the studies along with blood samples for biochemical measures and genetic studies.

The studies bring together some of Australia’s leading researchers and a growing list of international colloborators who recognize the value of this unique data set. The use of standardized questionnaires and methodology, international best practice guidelines in data collection and a stable representative population ensures that the studies can provide important information about the prevalence of disease and the factors associated with them.

For more details on our Busselton Health Studies research and studies, please click here.

BPMRI – Other Research

Details on other research activities is available here.