Deakin Research

Deakin University's internationally recognised research is concentrated on the most important global challenges. With a bevy of top minds, world-class facilities and international networks, we test, refine and develop sought-after innovations that improve the lives of individuals, business and communities.

Research for the future

Through strategic collaborations, our researchers work across disciplines affecting the breadth of society, in areas such as digital health, advanced manufacturing, materials or artificial intelligence, through to sustainable development, social sciences, arts, education, business and law


Research and industry

Immersed within a community of distinguished experts, Deakin has the flexibility, skills and knowledge needed to steer the industries of tomorrow.

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Research matters

Combined with pioneering initiatives we have embedded structures to create a birthplace of new ideas, fertilised in optimal conditions to reach full bloom.

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Become a research student

Join over 1700 research students in the Deakin community and you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and expert supervisors.

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Discover research at Deakin

Research at Deakin is divided into five themes that together advance knowledge, better humanity and preserve our planet.

Designing smarter technologies

At Deakin, we’re developing practical technology with ethical foundations to support a sustainable, progressive society.

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Improving health and wellbeing

Improved health and wellbeing underpins the success of any society, and at Deakin, we’re driving research that impacts lives – globally and locally – in meaningful ways.

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Advancing society and culture

We’re helping to strengthen society, culture and the economy through creative, contemporary and intercultural approaches to education, the arts and business.

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Enabling a sustainable world

Our research is underpinned by an objective for sustainable outcomes.

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Building safe and secure communities

From strengthening community resilience to the development of cutting-edge cyber security, our cross-disciplinary research builds ethical and innovative solutions to global security problems.

Our research response to COVID-19

We’ve initiated a range of COVID-19 research projects across the University, in partnership with industry and other institutions.

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Deakin disruptr

disruptr is a Deakin University research-centred platform. Inspired by our wide breadth of expertise, disruptr content encourages conversation by highlighting the impact our research has had, the many questions it may raise and the potential it holds for the future.

At Deakin, our people are diverse.
Our breakthroughs are innovative.
Our stories are compelling.

This is research, only made to matter.

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Support for researchers

Deakin Research provides support for our researchers in finding, applying and managing research grants, awards and prizes. Deakin Research also provides supervision and training for its research students.

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Research integrity

Deakin is committed to creating an environment in which research is always conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

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Find a researcher

Deakin researchers bring a world-class depth of knowledge to their subject areas. Find a researcher that closely aligns with your area of interest.

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Local research, global reach

Research at Deakin is purposeful and directed, allowing for collaborative and innovative solutions to take place.

From rural towns to untouched wetlands, inspiration can be found anywhere, and with anyone.

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Contact us

Deakin Research
General enquiries
+61 3 5227 2673
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Deakin Research Grants
+61 3 5227 2360 
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Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
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Higher Degrees by Research - Candidature office
+613 924 45258
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Higher Degrees by Research - Scholarships office
+613 924 45413
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Deakin Research Innovations
+61 3 5227 1135
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