World Congress on Public Health 2017

Deakin University’s School of Health and Social Development is a proud sponsor of the 2017 World Congress on Public Health (WCPH).


"We warmly welcome delegates from the 15th World Congress on Public Health

Public health teaching and research is embedded in all five schools of the Faculty of Health at Deakin, and much of our work focuses at the nexus of policy-relevant research and research-informed policy. 

We are very excited to see that complex policy agendas are a theme in this meeting, together with many priority areas for us; chronic disease prevention and control in the developed and developing worlds, social inclusion, and sustainability to name a few.

We invite you to explore the school and our teaching and research below."

Professor Catherine Bennett
Head of School, School of Health and Social Development

The School of Health and Social Development

Set within the Faculty of Health at Deakin University, the School of Health and Social Development focuses on the importance of community engagement and the promotion and return to good health that’s essential for this engagement.

Learn more about the School of Health and Social Development

Download the list of WCPH speakers from the school

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Our research

Deakin’s Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR) conducts extensive research in the fields of public health, knowledge translation and advisory services.

CPHR aims to improve people’s health within Australia and across the world. The centre also offers opportunities for research partnerships, collaborations and training within public health.

Find out more about CPHR

Deakin Health Economics is a strong believer in the strategic importance of the teaching/research nexus. For this reason, we were delighted to introduce a Master of Health Economics (MHE) in 2015 – a course closely informed by our research.

Professor Rob Carter

Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Health and Human Services Economics

Deakin Health Economics (DHE) 

DHE undertakes work that informs health service design and the efficient allocation of health resources. 

Our expertise ranges from the design and implementation of economic evaluation and health technology assessment, to economic modelling and priority setting.

Find out more about DHE

Master of Health Economics (MHE)

Available in both on-campus and off-campus modes, our MHE is closely integrated with what we research and is taught by experts in the topic areas of:

  • economic evaluation
  • economic modelling
  • health technology assessment
  • priority setting
  • health policy.

Find out more about our MHE

Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE)

The School of Health and Social Development is involved in a variety of research to support real changes for health across our community, such as the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), a WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention.

GLOBE generates knowledge in partnership with the community to promote prevention of obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCD).

Find out more about GLOBE

Masterclass in health literacy

The Health Systems Improvement Research Unit within the Centre for Population Health Research regularly offers a 2-day intensive masterclass for managers, executives, health professionals, health planners, policy makers, researchers, and those active in health promotion and community services. Using the latest health literacy research and practices, this masterclass will demonstrate how to develop fit-for-purpose interventions to reduce inequalities in health service access and engagement.

Register for the Melbourne masterclass

Register for the Sydney masterclass

Through GLOBE, our research addresses the contemporary challenges and complexities of obesity and chronic diseases from different perspectives of prevention. Join us in this important research in public health.

Professor Anna Peeters

Professor in Epidemiology and Equity in Public Health