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.

Deakin : Nordic relations soar to new heights

25 June 2018

A Deakin delegation to the University of Copenhagen and other European institutions has seen relationships strengthened and initiatives established.

Research news

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

IMPACT explores new methods to prevent and treat mental disorders, looking at drug treatments, diet and medical conditions such as osteoporosis.

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

IMPACT explores new methods to prevent and treat mental disorders, looking at drug treatments, diet and medical conditions such as osteoporosis.

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

IMPACT explores new methods to prevent and treat mental disorders, looking at drug treatments, diet and medical conditions such as osteoporosis.

The Wilson Foundation invests more than $1 million in mental health research at Deakin's Food and Mood Centre

18 June 2018

The Wilson Foundation will invest $1 million to support Deakin University's Food & Mood Centre to further its cutting-edge research linking the human gut microbiome to mental and brain health.

Media release

Deakin study shows healthy diet can be cost-effective treatment for depression

22 May 2018

Simple improvements to diet have been shown to be a cost-effective way to help treat depression, in a world-first study from Deakin University.

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New phase for Deakin in gender equity

22 November 2017

Providing additional support for researchers caring for young children is one of several strategies Deakin is introducing to improve support for women staff.

Research news

The dark side of cooling

6 November 2017

The unintended consequences of refrigeration and freezing technology will be the topic of this year's Harrison Lecture, held as part of Barwon Health and Deakin University Research Week 2017.

Research news

Innovative park refurbishment more than doubles park visits

29 January 2018

Installing an innovative play-scape in a local Melbourne park resulted in more than double the number of park visitors engaging in physical activity at the park.

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Deakin scientists trial new way to supress smokers' cravings

29 January 2018

An over-the-counter nutritional supplement could hold the key to smokers quitting for good, according to a group of Deakin University and Barwon Health researchers.

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Deakin academics shine spotlight on Australia's neglected 'pretirees'

15 September 2017

Two Deakin University academics are calling for a national shift in awareness on 'pretirees' as they approach a crucial fork in the road that can lead to either healthy ageing or chronic disease threats.

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NHMRC grants help Deakin scientists tackle malaria and mental health

11 October 2017

Two Deakin University researchers have been awarded prestigious fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to further their work on new ways to treat two of the world's most taxing health issues.

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Deakin six join world's 'most highly cited'

20 November 2017

The University's research trajectory has reached a new peak, with six academics being ranked within the world's top one per cent.

Research news

Deakin five join world's 'most highly cited'

9 September 2015

Five researchers have been ranked in the top one per cent of their field.

Research news

Honour for psychiatry expert

15 September 2017

A Deakin researcher is Australia's most highly cited neuroscientist.

Research news

Agents of change in aged care

11 January 2017

A series of Deakin studies into depression and aged care illustrates how the application of research can make a real difference in people's lives.

Research news

Exploring the frontiers of global health

20 November 2017

Innovations in global healthcare will be the focus of a symposium hosted by Deakin and its research partners in India.

Research news

NHMRC grants support five new projects

5 December 2016

Deakin health research has received another funding boost.

Research news

Barwon Health and Deakin University Research Week

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

Barwon Health and Deakin University Research Week showcases local research activities and includes guest lectures by prominent Geelong researchers, various presentations, and education sessions aimed at early career researchers.

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