Institutes and centres

At Deakin University our researchers are making a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of communities not just in Australia, but around the world. This is achieved through exceptional innovation and research carried out at our world-class research institutes and strategic research centres.

'Making innovative materials has changed the way that we live.' - Dr Minoo Naebe

Research institutes

Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI)

The Alfred Deakin Institute pursues research in a number of different areas.

Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the implications of these forces in our lives and communities.

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Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)

IFM makes use of the University's strong research capability in materials science to tackle complex problems in the areas of energy, health, environment and manufacturing.

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Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

IISRI, formerly the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), contributes to the design of smarter technologies through the investigation and development of state-of-the-art algorithms and methodologies.

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Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)

IPAN aims to improve health and quality of life using innovative, quality research, which seeks to significantly enhance health in Australia and reduce the rates of chronic disease. 

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Strategic research centres

Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology (CCB)

The Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology (CCB) seeks to understand how molecules are made, how they can be utilised and how they work in complex biological systems.

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Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation

CCSR undertakes research into the theoretical foundations of cyber security. We develop innovative cyber security technologies by exploring the associated risks, governance and legal issues.

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Deakin Motion.Lab - Centre for Creative Arts Research (DML-CCAR)

DML-CCAR aims to address the continually changing environments of digital art, movement technology and studio-based creative arts research. Through practice-based and critical artistic research, DML-CCAR's goal is to effect arts innovation, analysis, economic growth and policy development.

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Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (IMPACT)

IMPACT aims to improve health and wellbeing by contributing to the understanding of the causes and impact of psychiatric, musculoskeletal, metabolic and other disorders.

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Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE)

The Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE) focuses on creating a sustainable world by investigating the fundamental question of how life reacts to change on both short and long-term scales.

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Centre for Sport Research (CSR)

CSR aims to use and promote sport and exercise as a vehicle to create healthy communities, and build governance and management capacity to support participation and involvement in sport.

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Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA)

The Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA) focuses on discovery of patterns in large-scale data, with projects in areas as diverse as surveillance, social media and pervasive health.

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Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR)

CPHR aims to deliver health improvements for global populations through its large portfolio of activities in public health research, implementation, training, knowledge translation and advocacy, and expert advisory services.

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Research for Educational Impact (REDI)

REDI will seek to be a leading national and international centre in educational research. Underpinned by strong equity principles, REDI has been formed around four distinctive programs that will address the key contemporary education issues.

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Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS)

QPS strives to improve health and wellbeing through the development of a strong interface between research, education and practice, and progressing innovations in research and teaching.

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Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF)

The Centre for Rural and Regional Futures (CeRRF) contributes to the design of smarter technologies that provide innovative solutions to regional and rural productivity problems.

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Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED)

SEED focuses on addressing mental health issues and neurological disorders such as depression, eating disorders and disability through prevention and intervention strategies.

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Centre for Molecular and Medical Research (CMMR)

Through the combination of medical and biomolecular research programs, the Centre for Molecular and Medical Research (CMMR) aims to improve health and wellbeing.

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