Research areas

Behavioural neuroscience and mental health

High quality research spanning a range of mental health and wellbeing disciplines.

Bone and joint disorders

Applying biomedical engineering techniques to provide new technologies, materials, procedures and medical devices.


World-renowned, multidisciplinary research to improve patient outcomes and advance the fight against cancer.

Child and adolescent health

Research to address childhood disease and development issues before they progress to chronic disease into adulthood.

Chronic conditions management

Research to support the one In five Australians affected by multiple chronic diseases.

Environmental health

Research across a range of areas including health impact assessments of climate change, UV radiation and indoor air pollution.

Health services

Multidisciplinary collaborative research to improve decision making in the health services sector.

Healthy ageing, dementia and palliative care

Translating multidisciplinary research on chronic disease, and supportive and palliative care, into real-world applications.

Healthy lifestyles

Promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention using our research-based strategies.

Infection and immunity

Internationally recognised research into infectious diseases and immune system disorders.

Injury prevention

Preventing injuries and promoting optimal rehabilitation through the real-world implementation of our research.

Molecular medicine

Focusing on the genetic and environmental factors involved in common chronic human disorders.

Tissue repair and regeneration

Interdisciplinary research focused on tissue repair and remodelling, and skin and wound management.

Vision and eye

Internationally recognised research that underpins major advances in vision science.