Focus of translatable, interdisciplinary research that will achieve measurable improvements in health and wellbeing
Understanding Chronic Conditions
Over the next two decades, chronic conditions will account for 80% of our nation’s ill health and represent more than 70% of all healthcare costs.
Exploring the fundamental basis of disease biology in order to develop innovative strategies and therapies for the prevention and management of chronic conditions.
Building Healthy Communities
Health is a continuum that includes states of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing - not merely the absence of disease. Hence, participation in social and community life provide benefits important to an individual’s overall health, wellbeing and survival.
Studying the role of place in health and wellbeing (neighbourhood, workplace, school, family, nature, systems of care) and looking for ways to alleviate problems and promote health across communities.
Optimising Health Outcomes
Our healthcare system faces multiple and complex challenges. New and innovative ways of delivering healthcare need to be developed and integrated into our healthcare system.
Working in partnership with industry, health services, clinicians, patients and their families to maximise the benefits of clinical research and contribute to effective and sustainable health service delivery.
Find a research expert by name, research area, project or publication.
Ground-breaking 3D bioprinting produce new, totally bespoke tissue engineered bone and gum that can be implanted into a patient's jawbone.
27 April seminar
'Incorporating Context into the Conceptualization and Measurement of Youth Social Competence'
A/Prof Melanie Dirks