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.
Cancer in Health Sciences
Cancer is the second-most common cause of death in Australia. One in two Australian men and one in three Australian women will experience a diagnosis of cancer by their 85th year.
Child Health in Health Sciences
Every child’s early experiences have a significant impact on their learning, development, health and future prospects. We recognise that the support that children and young people receive early in life is critical for their long-term health and wellbeing, educational, social and economic outcomes as adults.
Neuroscience & Mental Health
Neuroscience is one of the largest areas of study in modern biology.
Health and wellbeing across the lifespan