Our research themes
- Gender, family, reproductive and sexual health
- Sustainability, environments, communities, nature and health
- Health, diversity and social inclusion
- Violence and abuse: prevention and intervention
- Child, adolescent and family therapeutic play assessments and interventions
- Professional practice and higher education in public health, health promotion, social work, occupational science and therapy and child play therapy
Research supervisors for honours students
Dr Joanne Watson
Dr Joanne Watson is a senior lecturer in Disability and Inclusion in the School of Health and Social Development. Here, she discusses her research on human rights, the wonderfully diverse team she works with and her experience supervising honours students at Deakin.
Dr Elyse Warner and Dr Hayley McKenzie
Dr Elyse Warner and Dr Hayley McKenzie talk about their experience supervising honours students, and their research interests covering the importance of housing in health and wellbeing, and low-income single parents and their experience with the welfare and child support system.
Dr Mathew Dunn
Dr Dunn is a senior lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development. He specialises in researching substance use and harm, in particular the use and harms associated with performance and image enhancing drugs, emerging psychoactive drugs, and ecstasy and related drugs.
Dr Kate Anderson
Dr Kate Anderson, a researcher in the Disability and Inclusion team in the School of Health and Social Development, talks about her expertise in speech pathology and her experience supervising honours students at Deakin.
Our research centres
Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion (CHASE)
Social exclusion can come in many forms and can have a significant effect on health and wellbeing. The researchers at CHASE focus on finding realistic, practical solutions to exclusion.
Health, Nature and Sustainability Group (HNS)
How does the natural environment impact our health and wellbeing? How can we harness the natural world to improve our lives?
These are the questions being answered by researchers at our Health, Nature and Sustainability Group.