Our research focus
IMPACT is based at Barwon Health, at the centre of Geelong's clinical health precinct, and supports around 50 researchers and students.
Our focus is on chronic disease patterns, risk factors and novel therapies for psychiatric, musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including the link between physical and mental health.
Some of our current research projects include:
- Novel therapies
- Biomarkers for physical and mental disease
- Online psychological interventions
- Lifestyle interventions
- Drug safety
Population-based, epidemiological studies
- Incidence and prevalence of disease
- Disease risk factors and outcomes
- Burden of disease and associated costs
- Diagnostic testing
- Health service utilisation
- Healthy ageing
- Novel therapies
- Treatment mechanisms and effects of pharmacological agents
- Structural properties of bone
- Muscle power and balance
We are working on developing treatments, particularly through use of the naturally occurring amino acid N-acetyl cysteine, that are beginning to be used globally to help people with a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
DIRECTOR OF IMPACT
Join our research team
Currently there are exciting opportunities for new Honours, PhD and postdoctoral researchers to join our team. For example, you might be interested in online psychological interventions, the correlation of diet and mental health or the health burden of chronic disease.
Be part of a team that finds new and better ways to prevent and treat psychological disorders, musculoskeletal disorders or many other mental health problems.
Find a supervisor
Once you know what you want to do, you'll need to find a suitable supervisor. Browse our staff profiles and find out who to contact as a specialist in the area you'd like to focus on.
Discover more of the IMPACT team's research work.