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Chronic disease intervention

Reducing the impact of chronic disease

Our research is focused on developing new and enhancing existing approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic disease.

We investigate chronic conditions including:

  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • infectious and osteoarticular diseases
  • cardiovascular, ocular, and neurological disorders
  • osteoporosis
  • mental health conditions.

We're employing technology from medical imaging and genomics to web-enabled smart devices to identify risk factors, implement interventions throughout the lifespan and improve end-of-life care.

Using insights from the social sciences and behavioural economics, we help people to make better health decisions for themselves and others, enhance compliance with treatments and improve government policy.

Prevention through intervention

Our early-life intervention studies optimise child development in families and in education and care settings. We're translating biomedical research into practice by:

  • exploring genetic, behavioural, nutritional, physical activity, sleep and lifestyle traits
  • developing personalised e-health solutions that promote resilience and wellbeing, and prevent and treat disorders.

Media releases

15 Feb 2019

Free access to research will help save horses and ponies

Laminitis - a complex, common and often devastating disease - is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it has been compiled and shared online for equine vets and others to access.

Related research projects

International Laboratory for Air Quality & Health

We are a leader in producing interdisciplinary research into the complex field of air quality and its impact on human health.

Genomics Research Centre

The GRC undertakes research on the genetic basis of disease

Addiction and ePsychology Research

The Addiction and ePsychology research groups are based at the Centre for Children’s Health Research opposite Lady Cilento Hospital