Research

Our research portfolio covers diverse areas in both life sciences and the environment. 

We're committed to making a positive difference towards expanding and sharing knowledge, finding solutions to real-world problems and student learning experiences. 

With our high-level research capabilities, specialist equipment and internationally recognised academics, our research helps shape the world.


Interested in research-level study?

Thanks to our broad expertise and wide-ranging research portfolio, we’re an excellent partner for your honours or postgraduate studies. 

Our researchers are world renowned and we pride ourselves on giving the very best learning experience to you, helping you take the next steps in your career.

Need a supervisor? We can help you find someone suitable across our mix of disciplines, which include:

  • biological science
  • biomedical science
  • biotechnology
  • chemistry and pharmaceutical science
  • environmental management and sustainability
  • environmental science
  • fisheries and aquaculture
  • marine and freshwater biology
  • mathematical modelling
  • science
  • sustainable regional development
  • wildlife and conservation biology
  • zoology and animal science
  • forensic science.

If you'd like help finding a supervisor, please email us

Find out how to become a research degree student at Deakin

Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)

CCMB solves both fundamental and practical problems relating to health and the environment by carrying out research into molecular and cellular biology.

Find out more about CCMB's research

Research areas

Chemistry, biotechnology and forensic sciences

We solve real-world problems through our research into pharmaceuticals, natural products, agricultural biotechnology, biomedical detection and materials science.

Find out more about our chemistry, biotechnology and forensic sciences research

Environmental management and sustainability

Our researchers aim to make an immediate difference to the current planning and management of human use of the natural environment and resources.

Find out more about our environmental management and sustainability research

Integrative physiology and biochemistry

Our research examines the function of animals and plants addressing key questions in organismal biology and adaptation to environmental change.

Find out more about our integrative physiology and biochemistry research

Marine, freshwater and aquaculture sciences

Our research focuses on a wide range of aquatic areas. We seek to improve local and national industries, communities we live in, and influence the broader global scientific community.

Find out more about our marine, freshwater and aquaculture sciences research

Palaeobiology and global change

Our researchers use geological records to understand and answer key questions about evolution, development and extinction on our changing planet.

Find out more about our palaeobiology and global change research

Behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology

Our research centres on biological problems that are specifically related to the behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology of bird, sea and plant life.

Find out more about our behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology research

Wildlife and conservation biology

We aim to understand the processes that influence the distribution of plants and animals, in order to improve biodiversity conservation outcomes. 

Find out more about our wildlife and conservation biology research

Contact us

Associate Head of School, Research and Warrnambool
Associate Professor Giovanni Turchini
+61 3 5563 3312
Email A/Prof. Turchini