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.

Research institutes

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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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 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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Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²)

The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²) collaborates with industry to act as a catalyst for change through the use of Artificial Intelligence. Our team of research fellows, data scientists and software engineers contribute to the development of human-in-the-loop artificial intelligence and AI experimentation for sectors such as defence, health care, security, social media, advanced manufacturing and more.

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Institute for Health Transformation

The Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) is a network of multi-disciplinary researchers working together to improve value, equity and impact in health and care. Our team works to address some of the most compelling and complex health challenges of the 21st century through translational research excellence in:

  • health systems and services
  • prevention and population health
  • data and digital health.

The institute creates value from knowledge and ideas that inform policy, support enterprise and practice, deliver innovation and generate real outcomes for people.

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Strategic research centres

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 Cyber Security Research and Innovation

CSRI 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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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 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 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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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 Supply Chain and Logistics

The Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL) is an academic research centre that seeks to answer pressing questions about the design and management of supply chain and logistical networks.

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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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