Strategic Research

Population Health

Deakin Epidemiology (DE)

Deakin Epidemiology is led by Professor Catherine Bennett and focuses on the development and application of rigorous epidemiological methods to infectious diseases and chronic disease, such as diabetes. The team also holds an internationally unique bio-repository within a longitudinal cohort study now attracting a wide range of local and international collaborations. Current research programs include:

  • Staph epidemiology
    The NHMRC-funded project ‘Community Onset Staphylococcus aureus Household Cohort study’ is pioneering the epidemiology from hospital to community-based Staph colonisation and infections, with grants pending on its colonisation in horses.
  • Vaccination surveillance
    A collaborative project with the Royal Children’s Hospital on ‘Surveillance of Adverse Events following Vaccination in the community’.
  • Diabetes prevention
    Collaborating on the Life! Program with Health Services Implementation Research and Deakin Health Economics.


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7th September 2010