Protecting our people and our planet

Earth from space

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

Infectious disease and immunisation

Infectious disease research is one of our major strengths, encompassing both public health and health services research. Drawing upon a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, we use epidemiology and biostatistics, qualitative research, and social science, mathematical modelling and health economics to study a broad range of topics.

Non-communicable diseases and planetary health

With a wide array of expertise, our team has an inclusive approach to managing exposures in our environments that impact health. We promote collaboration between researchers to deliver real-world solutions and impact on improving health, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and respiratory disease.

Injury, violence and trauma

Our multidisciplinary expertise in injury, violence and trauma allows our academics integrate their research of current domestic and global challenges to address the profound impacts on the physical, social and emotional health of our community locally and beyond.

Crisis response

Our world has been challenged by crises such as bushfires, floods and a global pandemic. Crisis response is dedicated to interdisciplinary research addressing crisis in our region and beyond. We partner with affected communities and services to develop appropriate crisis response plans based on research and expertise.