Leading the way in health and medical research

Learn about our vibrant program of health and medical research. We have over 100 research staff and students who work together with our partners to shape new initiatives and policies within the field.

Study a research degree with us

Our masters and PhD students are attracted to our school for our facilities, partners, world-renowned supervisors and extensive research possibilities. Deakin’s medicine research degrees provide you with the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision. We offer the following higher degrees in research:

  • Master of Surgical Research
  • Master of Applied Science (Health and Disease)
  • Master of Applied Science (Health)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biology and Chemistry)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Health and Disease)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Health)
  • Master of Science (Biology and Chemical Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy.

Find a research supervisor

Search for the topic that you're interested in researching and discover all the possible supervisors within the Faculty of Health that could help you further your research career goals.

We aim to improve mental and physical health at both the individual and population levels. Our team advance cross-disciplinary biomedical research and translate results into real-world medical or clinical practice that benefits the community.

Professor Michael Berk

Director, Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation

Our research

Our research aligns with one or more of our research pillars, including infection, immunity and cancer; metabolic and musculoskeletal medicine; neuroscience; and rural and regional health.

Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation

IMPACT develops new and effective responses to mental and physical health for our community. Its more than 300 researchers use innovative approaches to translate medical research from the laboratory to real-world solutions.

Explore our research

Research centres and groups

Find out more about the research our groups and centres are undertaking in collaboration with industry, government and local communities.

Find a scholarship

Reach your full potential and achieve your career goals with the support of a research degree or PhD scholarship. Our top scholarships recognise and reward students from a range of backgrounds and interest areas.

Be part of research that’s above world standard

We work with many local health services and government to translate our high-quality world-class research into outcomes that are relevant and meaningful to our communities. Some of our partnerships include:

We partner with healthcare providers, industry, government and community groups with the aim to facilitate collaborative engagement, including education and training.

Partner with us

Contact us

Get in touch with our team to find out more about our research programs, media expertise and collaboration.

+61 3 9251 7777

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