World Congress on Public Health 2017

The World Congress on Public Health was held in early April 2017, and Deakin University was a proud sponsor of this important global event.

If you visited our stand at the Congress and would like further information about Deakin and the School of Health and Social Development, please scroll below.

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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Contact us

+61 3 5227 2854
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Our research

We have three research centres at the School of Health and Social Development: 

Each works closely with local and international partners to turn research into practical outcomes.

We're always looking to welcome master's and doctoral students with a passion for improving the world's health and wellbeing.

Find out more about our research

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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.



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.

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.