Who we are


The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand is an independent medical research organisation dedicated to investigating the causes of important public health problems In New Zealand and internationally. Our particular focus is on research which has the potential to lead to improvements in clinical management.

Established in late 2001, MRINZ has become internationally recognised as one of New Zealand’s major medical research organisations, publishing innovative research in high impact international journals.

Our main clinical research facility is at the Wellington Regional Hospital.

Latest News

25 years of progress in asthma care

Our Director Professor Beasley has written a commentary on advances in asthma care to celebrate 25 years of the Respirology Journal. It’s a fascinating read to see how far we have come, and where we might be going next. You can read the open access article here: http://bit.ly/2TeYi10 Figure reproduced from research by Professor Ian […]

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Meri Kirihimete / Merry Christmas from the MRINZ!

We would like to thank every volunteer who has given their time and effort to support our work through 2019, improving healthcare in New Zealand, and the wider world. We wish you the very best throughout the holidays and into 2020. Nga mihi, The whole MRINZ team

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Less is more: Conservative Oxygen Therapy during Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU

Our latest research may soon change how intensive care units use oxygen to support patients around the world. The “Conservative Oxygen Therapy during Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU” study was led by researchers at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand and Wellington Hospital. It found that ICU patients on mechanical ventilation are being given […]

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The Institute regularly needs volunteers for studies, we currently have the following requirements. If you don't meet the criteria below but are still interested in volunteering for research studies, please contact Mathew mathew.williams@mrinz.ac.nz (or 04-805-0243) so that we can get in touch when future opportunities arise.