Our research aims to improve health outcomes by preventing and managing exposures to our environments that impact health. We cover a wide array of aspects from planetary health to human behaviour as they impact the development of diseases such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, cancer and respiratory disease.
We work collectively towards improving health outcomes for the leading causes of death in Australia and worldwide. We do this by harnessing the strengths of our researchers who have experience and expertise in:
birth and pregnancy outcomes
child and adolescent health
multimorbidity, ageing, diet and nutrition
smoking, alcohol, physical activity, obesity, mental health
social determinants of health, health inequalities, air pollution, environmental health, green space, urban health, migrant populations
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, eHealth, mHealth
big data analytics.
Urban and environmental health
Blood pressure monitoring and hypertension management
Self-management of COPD in the context of multimorbidity
Diet and nutrition, physical activity and obesity
Mental health and psychosocial factors
Social determinants of health and health inequities
Smoking and alcohol use
As a multidisciplinary, inclusive team with a wide range of expertise, we foster collaboration to implement real-world solutions and deliver an impact on improving population health. By partnering with hospitals, outpatient clinics, local health districts, and the community, we go beyond the status quo to develop and evaluate real-world innovations.
We pride ourselves on the nexus of our teaching and research. We do this in partnership with communities, centres and institutes, health services and people with lived experience and expertise.
Our research and impact promotes equity, strengthens health systems and improves access to high quality care for all people in Australia and worldwide.
Our Health 25 Strategy aims to improve the quality of life for all by tackling the complex and important health challenges of our times.