Chronic, non-communicable diseases are a leading cause of disease burden in the Australian and international community, resulting in many people living with illness, pain and restrictions in activity over many years. However a considerable proportion of chronic diseases and conditions are known to be preventable or best treatable if detected early and, as such, addressing their risks and determinants is core to our research.
The School of Health Sciences has clustered the broad array of its existing research activities into six Areas of Excellence which cross the boundaries of disciplines and settings. Chronic, non-communicable diseases are a leading cause of disease burden in the Australian and international community, and addressing the risks and determinants of these are core to our research programs.
Research by Department
Research groups within the School's five departments contribute to preventing disease and protecting health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.