Study with us

Join us at the Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR) and be part of a multidisciplinary team that aims to deliver health practice, program and policy improvements via research into public health, work wellbeing, and disability and inclusion.


Research opportunities

We provide support to develop applications to funding schemes for postdoctoral opportunities within Deakin and those externally available. We also assist self-funded international students considering a placement within one of our seven units.

The centre and each unit conduct a range of short-term research projects that require the assistance of research assistants. These opportunities provide undergraduate and postgraduate students exposure to, and experience with, our highly-skilled research academics.

Find out more about how to become a research student

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Featured researcher

Professor Tony LaMontagne's research interest is in developing the scientific and public understanding of work as a social determinant of health, and translating this research into policy and practice to improve workplace and worker health.

Professor LaMontagne’s specific areas of intervention research expertise include workplace mental health, improving job quality and psychosocial working conditions, and evaluating government policy interventions.

PhDs on the go at CPHR

We offer a number of PhD opportunities and we advertise these opportunities as they become available. By joining us you'll benefit from our global reputation, a supportive team-based environment, career development opportunities and exposure to a wide variety of population health research issues currently being explored.

How do adults who use augmentative and alternative communication understand their identity?
Meredith Allan is supervised by Professor Susan Balandin

What should be the policy priorities to reduce disparities in coronary heart disease mortality among regional and rural Australians?
Laura Alston is supervised by Dr Melanie Nichols 

The application of cost-benefit analysis to obesity prevention interventions
Jaithri Ananthapavanis supervised by Professor Rob Carter

Organisational factors influencing systems for evidence informed policy development in Fiji
Gade Waqa is supervised by Professor Marj Moodie

Contact us

We welcome new opportunities to collaborate with research leaders who share our vision of delivering health improvements for Australian and global populations. To discuss genuine contributions to our areas of research interest please contact the centre.

Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR)
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School of Health and Social Development
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, VIC 3125