Our research responds to existing and emerging complex health challenges in Australia and globally. We harness cross-disciplinary partnerships, innovation and a health system-level approach to improve health for all.

Research priorities

The rise of complex population health challenges in Australia and globally calls for bold solutions and the willingness to challenge the status quo. Our research is tackling the leading population health priorities with a single goal in mind – to identify solutions that can have the greatest impact and directly benefit those who need them most.

Protecting our people and our planet

Protecting our people and our planet is a major priority for the School of Population Health. We tackle the complex challenges of disease, injury and trauma and crisis response. Our researchers are solving tomorrow’s threats to our planet today.

Transforming health systems

We aim to improve the design, organisation and delivery of healthcare. Our projects cover quality and safety, governance and reform, translation of new treatments into care, and financing and economic evaluation of health services across the entire health system.

Enhancing community health and equity

Our research addresses issues of equity and social justice. We tackle global health challenges through applied research to improve equity in communities locally and around the world.

Our specialist techniques and tools

Our mission is to deliver research excellence that impacts health at scale. We do this by harnessing strengths across UNSW, and cross-cutting research techniques and tools within the School of Population Health.

Our research centres

The School of Population Health research centres are leaders in research excellence and bring together a network of experts, partners, and communities to ensure our research and teaching is relevant and meaningful to communities around the world.

Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines Intelligence

The CRE provides an opportunity for researchers in institutions across the country to collaborate more closely on key research priorities and accelerate the development and translation of evidence about real-world medicine use and outcomes.
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Research and teaching

We pride ourselves on the nexus of our research and teaching. We harness the power of our partnerships with UNSW’s world-leading medical research institutions and centres to deliver research and teaching that can achieve the greatest impact and scale in addressing the most pressing population health challenges around the world.


Impact case studies

Read our impact case studies to learn how we’re working with communities and improving health outcomes in our region and beyond.

Our partners

A huge strength of the School of Population Health is our emphasis on making use of the power of partnerships – from across UNSW and beyond – to achieve greater impact and scale in addressing the most pressing population health challenges.

Postgraduate research

We have a vibrant research culture that’s underpinned by our commitment to addressing equity and social justice. As a postgraduate research student, you’ll find valuable information on enrolment, requirements and funding opportunities.