Our partners

We provide expert advice, conduct collaborative research projects and road-test our curricula. Deakin students can also look forward to high-profile work placements thanks to some of our partners.

Geelong Football Club

Every year, sports students from Deakin complete their work placement with this successful AFL team. We also collaborate on research projects, and in 2013 opened the Deakin Cats Community Centre.

The Deakin Cats Community Centre

At the southern end of Simonds Stadium you'll find a state-of-the-art, 800-square-metre community hub. The facility is free to use by any community group that encourages healthy and active lifestyles.

Visit the Geelong Football Club website

Deakin Melbourne Boomers

In September 2015, Deakin University became a naming rights partner of the Melbourne Boomers, a national women's basketball team.

The partnership is an exciting opportunity for our students, who can undertake work placements with the team and for the local community.

The school is working closely with the club in areas of coaching, sports science, high performance management and athlete development, and to promote and profile women in sport.

Visit the Women's National Basketball League website

Just a handful of our other partners

The Cancer Council Victoria

The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences conducts collaborative research projects with the Cancer Council Victoria. We also provide research evidence to inform their policies and programs.

Visit the Cancer Council Victoria website

Diabetes Australia (Victoria)

Some of our researchers currently have Diabetes Australia-funded research grants, and we often use Diabetes Australia to recruit research participants. We also provide research evidence to inform their policies and programs.

Visit the Diabetes Victoria website

Heart Foundation

Academics from our school sit on the Heart Foundation's advisory committees. As well as providing expert advice and guidance, we run research projects with the foundation. A number of our researchers also hold Heart Foundation-funded fellowships.

Visit the Heart Foundation website


VicHealth is the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. A highly visible organisation around Victoria, VicHealth runs campaigns and advises the government on good health and chronic disease. Members of our school also conduct research for VicHealth.

Visit the VicHealth website


BioLAB is a Victorian education centre that aims to engage and inspire the next generation in science and mathematics.

The centre runs a highly popular program for Years 10–12 called The Winning Edge at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. Pupils use our facilities to measure force, perform gait analysis and investigate the human body.

Visit the BioLAB website

Contact us

Manager, Partnerships and International
Izabela Sulek
+61 3 9244 6166
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