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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 in Epidemiology and Equity in Public Health