Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Baker IDI Summer Appeal 2015

Extreme exercise
and the heart

A/Prof. Andre La Gerche is researching whether high levels of exercise have unwanted effects on the heart and if so, what causes it.
Australian Cardiovascular Alliance

Australian Cardiovascular Alliance

Australian cardiovascular specialists are warning against apathy toward CVD research in light of an apparent ‘disease fatigue’ that has robbed the sector of funding momentum.
Foundation 49

Baker IDI welcomes
Foundation 49

Baker IDI welcomes Foundation 49: Men's Health to its preventative health program.
(L-R) Mr Man Lee, Dr Andrew Murphy, Dr Helene Kammoun, Ms Dragana Dragoljevic and Dr Seth Masters

Obesity and diabetes ‘sensor’ protein identified

The finding could play a major role in the fight against obesity and metabolic diseases ...
SAGE pilot program

Baker IDI joins pilot program to promote women in science

Baker IDI sports partnerships

Summer Sporting Series

Baker IDI is proud to be the charity partner for a number of sporting events this Summer. These events will help us promote the role a healthy lifestyle plays in the prevention and management of disease.
Baker IDI Healthy Heart Clinic

Know your heart risk

Make an appointment to identify your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
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Our Research

Baker IDI's Research

Baker IDI's research is based on the notion of a disease continuum from birth to death, with the aim of treating, managing and preventing disease at any stage.

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Liver fat trial

Participants are needed to support a study into the relationship between levels of liver fat and activity of the sympathetic nervous system.


The Brain Breaks study

Researchers are looking for healthy people aged between 55-80 with a BMI between 25 and 40 (kg/m2 ).

Participants with major depressive disorders needed

We are looking for volunteers with a major depressive disorder to participate in clinical research.

Baker IDI Sleep Apnoea Study

Sleep study

We are looking for volunteers who are overweight/obese, to identify the best screening methods for a very common sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).


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