Deakin congratulates recipients of 2018 Queen's Birthday honours

11 June 2018

Deakin University recognises and congratulates its staff, alumni and friends awarded Queen's Birthday honours in 2018.

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Deakin Art Gallery welcomes Boneta-Maria Mabo: Immersed

28 May 2018

Deakin University Art Gallery is celebrating the work of First Nations artists with a series of events launching this National Reconciliation Week including an exhibition from emerging artist Boneta-Marie Mabo.

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20 October 2017

New research by Deakin University and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has put a spotlight on how adolescent girls' relationships with their parents can later affect their bonding experience with their own children.

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United States border policy is a violation of child rights: Deakin expert

7 June 2018

The United States is failing to afford children their most basic rights and is intentionally depriving them as a means of pushing hard-line immigration policy, according to a Deakin children's law and international human rights researcher.

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Study shows TV junk food ban a cost-effective way to address childhood obesity

25 May 2018

Banning TV networks from advertising junk food to kids would cut Australia's health care costs and reduce childhood obesity, according to a new economic analysis from researchers at Deakin University.

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Survey seeks to help Chinese mothers gain breastfeeding confidence

6 June 2018

A novel study is underway to explore the current infant feeding practices of Chinese mothers in Australia to help them achieve the best health outcome for both themselves and their baby.

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Eight things supermarkets should do on top of straw ban: Waste expert

6 June 2018

A Deakin waste management expert has praised measures adopted by Australia's major supermarkets to address the country's waste crisis, but said they needed to go further.

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Electronic bracelets could work if parole granted earlier: Deakin expert

6 June 2018

The use of electronic bracelets for young offenders could be a good move if it meant early parole, and as long as funds weren’t diverted from parole officer training, according to a Deakin criminology expert.

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Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis: Deakin report

28 May 2018

Water should be the default drink for kids' fast food meals, while kilojoules in meal deals should be cut, according to Deakin researchers who have undertaken a first-of-its-kind evaluation of nutrition policies at Australia's biggest takeaway outlets.

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Deakin once again ranked world's best for sports science

19 September 2017

Deakin University's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has cemented its position as the world’s best, according to the ARWU Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2017, coming in at number one for the second year running.

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Active transport and independent travel important for children

21 February 2017

A new study published today in Health and Place has provided novel information on patterns of children's active transport and independent travel that could be used to help children and adolescents be more physically active in the future.

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Deakin nursing study shows male patients are missing out

6 March 2018

A one-size-fits-all approach to men's health within the primary health care nursing industry is putting male patients at risk, according to research conducted within Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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Deakin study finds concerning gambling rates among young women

12 May 2018

New research from Deakin University has found young Australian women are significantly more likely to be problem gamblers than their older peers.

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Health rating for supermarkets: Study shows more action needed on obesity

26 January 2018

Australian supermarkets need to take more responsibility for obesity prevention, according to a first-of-its-kind study ranking the nutrition policies of Australia's biggest supermarkets, compiled by Deakin University.

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Neuroticism blamed for smartphone addiction: Deakin study

7 May 2018

A third of young Australian smartphone users have reported feeling anxious if unable to regularly check their phones, according to a newly published Deakin University study.

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Sweet drinks key driver in childhood obesity gap between rich and poor

5 March 2018

A Deakin University study of more than 3000 children has shown kids in Australia's lowest socioeconomic group are far more likely to consume sugary drinks and savoury junk food than their wealthier peers, leading to much higher rates of obesity.

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Chemical filter membrane could be the future of water purification: Deakin research

18 May 2018

Deakin scientists have used cutting-edge nanomaterials to create a

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Deakin researcher investigates children's understanding of war

12 December 2016

While Australian children in the First World War read casualty lists in newspapers, their counterparts today can access the latest conflicts online and on TV.

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Cricket Australia could lose up to $500m in broadcast rights: Deakin expert

26 March 2018

Cricket Australia’s ball-tampering scandal could provide a huge windfall for television broadcasters at the expense of the governing body, according to Deakin University sport management expert Dr Michael Naraine.

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Call for dignity to be the foundation of international animal rights laws

27 March 2018

Deakin Law School researchers are calling for international legal recognition of animal rights or welfare to be based on the concept of dignity in line with the approach taken with international human rights.

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