School of Population Health

Research

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The School of Population Health has a vibrant and active research culture, evidenced in the work of our many research students (currently over 150 enrolled), the trans-disciplinary backgrounds and experience of our academic and research staff, our significant track record of publications, and our successful history of research grants, In addition to academic staff based in the School, our many conjoint staff and those within our affiliated Research Centres are key contributors to our research profile.

Our research is strongly underpinned by a commitment to addressing issues around equity and social justice, and is focused on finding real life solutions to the increasingly complex problems faced by populations, practitioners and policy makers. Our projects range in scope from randomised controlled trials to qualitative studies, and are funded by sources such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC).

Much of the research we do is highly collaborative and cross-sectoral, drawing upon a diverse variety of disciplinary backgrounds and perspectives to ensure research of the highest quality.

Research Themes

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

 

Child and Adolescent Health

 

Global Health

 

Health Systems and Management

 

 Immunisation and Infectious Diseases

 

Injury Prevention and Disaster Management

 

Non-Communicable Disease

 

Primary Health Care

 

Social Research

 

We also have expertise in the areas of health policy development and analysis; leadership and teamwork in health systems management; preventing and managing major population health challenges (in fectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, injuries and violence, chronic disease); community participation, ethics, equity and diversity; and research methods (qualitative methods, epidemiology and statistics).