Research at Deakin

Discover the world-class research and state-of-the-art facilities at Deakin.

Our researchers discover innovative solutions to real issues facing the world. Research at Deakin is divided into four themes that advance knowledge, better humanity and preserve our planet.
Improving health and wellbeing
Covering the broad spectrum of health, Deakin research is helping to improve the health and wellbeing of people all around the world.

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Designing smarter technologies
Be it robotics, big data or composite materials, Deakin researchers are solving 21st century problems with the aid of cutting-edge, smart technologies.

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Enabling a sustainable world
Through every project and program, Deakin research is driving outcomes that provide solutions to global environmental and sustainability issues.

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Advancing society and culture
Deakin’s strong research focus on contemporary histories, heritage, society and international development is achieving global outcomes.

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Research and industry

Our world-class R&D capabilities make a real difference to industries as diverse as health, engineering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IT and renewable energy.

From big companies to small, we can help you grow your idea from a concept to reality, offering our expertise in a range of sectors and access to industrial scale infrastructure and funding and co-location opportunities.

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Deakin Invenio

Deakin's online research hub, Invenio, unveils the exceptional innovation and research being conducted through our world-class research institutes and strategic research centres.

Discover our latest achievements and how we're building Deakin's global research footprint across the four key themes.

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Our researchers are making a positive impact – on the lives and wellbeing of people – not just in Australia, but around the world – through exceptional innovation and research.

Professor peter hodgson

deputy vice-chancellor research

Become a research student

Join over 1700 research students in the Deakin community and you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and expert supervisors.

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World-leading research

From economics and physical and mental health to molecular research and citizenship and globalisation, Deakin's well placed to provide world-leading research through high-quality, innovative facilities.

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Gender Equity in Research Policy

At Deakin we understand that being a researcher and a primary carer with responsibility for children, elderly or disabled relatives is often challenging.  Delivering high-quality research outputs can be restricted by a reduced capacity to attend conferences or taking periods of extended leave.

Our gender equity programs seek to address some of the known barriers to career progression.  This is by no means the end of our work.  Through the SAGE Athena SWAN pilot and other initiatives we will continue to find ways to increase diversity. At the same time we will put in place policies and practices that provide support to people of different ethnicities, genders, sexualities, age, and disabilities to feel included and to achieve their goals.

Our programs include:

  • Career Continuity in Research
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Support Fund
  • Achievement Relative to Opportunity
  • Keeping Connected

For more information about these programs and how to apply, please visit our staff wiki page (login required).

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