What our partners say

Alcoa of Australia

'Alcoa identified Deakin University as the perfect partner to establish the Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine in south-western Victoria as part of its commitment to build stronger communities. Strong rural health services are an essential part of a sustainable community and the Centre focuses on emergency medicine which impacts rural and regional areas.

'As safety is a core value at Alcoa this partnership is very important in an effort to reduce injury, enhance wellness and create a safer and healthier future for all, especially in south-western Victoria.'

Erin Bourne
National Partnerships Manager

Australian Unity

'The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a successful business partnership between Deakin University and Australian Unity, providing valuable insight into the lives of Australians.

'Thanks to the combined knowledge, resources and commitment of the two organisations, the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is recognised as Australia's first and foremost guide to wellbeing.'

Abdi Noor
Head of Public Affairs and Communications

Health Super

'Health Super is proud to partner with Deakin University to recognise excellence through the Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.  As a Fund, our aim is to help members work towards their retirement ... and now the Awards gives us a great opportunity to contribute to the development of those at the start of their careers.'

Chris Clausen

National Centre for Farmer Health

'After growing up in the city and then living life on a rural property in the Western District, I am all too familiar with the disproportionate access to health care in rural areas compared to urban areas and the specific health needs of farmers.

'The National Centre for Farmer Health not only involves practical attention to farmers' health but also the very important part of research which will only add to what we can do to assist in improving the health of farmers and their families in the future.

'Through the Centre I hope to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the land, by supporting those who toil it.'

Mr Geoff Handbury AO, Philanthropist

Parks Victoria

'Parks Victoria enjoys a vital relationship with Deakin University as its business mantra Healthy Parks Healthy People is based on a major literature review undertaken by the University in 2002 and updated in 2008 on the 'health benefits of contact with nature'. 

'This has led to an approach to parks management based on this symbiotic relationship (embracing social as well as biodiversity outcomes), which has attracted worldwide recognition and assisted Parks Victoria to be considered by its international peers as a leading park agency.  The research has also been highly acclaimed by health academics and thereby provides a mutually beneficial profile for both organisations.

'The University's ongoing research in both social and environmental sciences continues to contribute to our management understanding whilst in turn we are delighted to provide industry experienced guest lecturing to support undergraduates in their development. Willing two-way support and advice has reinforced the partnership, which we highly value.'

John Senior
Manager Strategic Partnerships

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