Working together to improve global outcomes

The Griffith Health Research department spans eight different Schools and works with Menzies Health Institute Queensland and research centres and institutes around the globe.

Our research projects are designed to address issues that effect societies and environments around the world and our Higher Degree Research students work alongside world-class researchers to achieve the best outcomes.

Message from the Dean, Research

Griffith Health's focus on translatable, interdisciplinary research with positive community engagement is one of the reasons that Griffith researchers are at the forefront of globally significant research. My focus as Dean, Research of the Health Group is to build on our research strengths by supporting the innovative work of our world-class research teams and providing an engaging and enabling research environment for our PhD candidates.

Health Research Hub

Staff access to all things health research in the new Health Research Hub

Higher Degree Research

Griffith Health research candidates work with some of the finest clinical specialists and community health professionals in Australia.

As a research graduate you will be well prepared to take your knowledge to the next level and become a leader in health in Queensland, Australia and internationally.


Health's HDR Hub in the location for HDR related information for current candidates. This includes:

  • Meet the HDR Convenors
  • Milestones
  • Financial Support
  • Newsletters
  • Events
  • General information

HDR Scholarships

PhD and research degree scholarships can cover tuition fees, overseas health cover, living allowances paid as stipends and relocation allowances.

Some scholarship opportunities will also be offered throughout the year for particular research areas.  Please refer to the list of scholarships below for more details on individual scholarship opportunities.

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Associate Professor Neil Harris, recognised in the Vice Chancellor Research Awards 2018 for his work in the Intergenerational Care Program, is a leading force in Public Health within the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Neil has extensive experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of population based intervention research to motivate healthy lifestyle choices including dietary behaviours.

Neil has a strong record of success in teaching and learning, resulting in six nominations for Excellence in Teaching at Griffith University. His continued support of Higher Degree by Research students sees him in demand as a principal supervisor. To date he has supervised to completion 6 PhD students, 10 Honours students and 29 Masters students, with a current primary supervision of 8 PhD students and 2 Masters thesis students.

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