Spanning a broad range of global and local health priorities, our research improves the health and wellbeing of people across the life course and intergenerationally. We focus on creating a world where everyone can have a healthy start to life, with optimal growth and development, enabling people to live and age well.

Our goals

Our equity-oriented approach recognises  that health and wellbeing are interconnected  with identity, opportunity and the social circumstances in which we live, grow, work and age.

Our team brings together diverse expertise, with researchers from specialist areas including epidemiology, advocacy, consumer and community-led approaches, health systems and implementation science.

Research strengths

  • Urban Health and environment
  • Active transport and road safety
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Injury, violence, mental health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Maternal and neonatal health
  • Primary health care
  • Infectious disease and immunisation
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Older people and ageing well
  • Intergenerational health and wellbeing
  • Patient safety
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Our impact

Through our advocacy and extensive partnerships with consumers, communities, governments, health and social care services, our research is delivering innovative policy, community and health systems solutions that improve the current, future and intergenerational health of families, communities and societies.  

Our experts

Senior Research Fellow Patricia Cullen
Senior Research Fellow
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Scientia Professor of Public Health Rebecca Ivers
Scientia Professor of Public Health
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Lecturer - Injury Prevention Amy Peden
Lecturer - Injury Prevention
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Senior Lecturer Kathleen Falster
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 Sally Nathan
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 Kristen Beek
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SHARP Professor; Principal Theme Lead: Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine Alta Schutte
SHARP Professor; Principal Theme Lead: Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine
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 Peter Gonski
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Senior Lecturer (Integrated Care) Ben Harris-Roxas
Senior Lecturer (Integrated Care)
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Associate Dean Education (Quality) Anita Heywood
Associate Dean Education (Quality)
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Senior Lecturer Rona Macniven
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Professor of Environmental and Urban Health Xiaoqi Feng
Professor of Environmental and Urban Health
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 Alys Havard
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