Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes


Endocrinologist and diabetes researcher, Professor Jonathan Shaw at a diabetes outreach clinic in Central Australia

The Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute is an independent medical research institute that has been pioneering advances in cardiovascular and diabetes research for more than 90 years.

The Institute’s work extends from laboratory-based research to clinical trials and large-scale national and international community health studies. Its mission is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related disorders.

Baker Institutue’s Clinical Diabetes and Epidemiology Group

This Group examines trends in the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes in Australia and the rest of the world. The group is able to capitalise on the large patient population in the Baker Institute diabetes clinic, facilitating examination of novel treatments.

Baker Institute’s Indigenous Health Program

This Program in Central Australia collaborates on research that builds knowledge and provides practical contributions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health. The program also provides outreach health services to remote communities and Alice Springs Hospital in order to improve access to specialist care and provide leadership in health service development.