Our COVID-19 response: Improving health and wellbeing

Our researchers are working to generate new knowledge about COVID-19 and how we can best respond to the pandemic’s impact on all aspects of health and wellbeing, as well as contributing evidence-based advice and commentary to policy development and public debate.

Physical and mental health

Our research projects

Evaluation of transition to telehealth models at Barwon Health mental health services

Exploring the rapid implementation and uptake of mental health tele-health services during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Building an unprecedented Intergenerational Legacy of knowledge Translation (BUILT)

Older adults sharing knowledge about coping mechanisms during times of uncertainty and community disruption.

COVID-19 social policies: Impacts on food choice and food system experiences among low-income households in Australia

Investigating how social policies impact diet-related health – particularly for low-income households.

The Coping with COVID-19 project

The fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, as well as social isolation and economic hardship, is likely to require a dedicated response from each one of us, and mental health authorities and governments alike.

Our Life at Home Study

This study aims to examine changes in activity-related behaviours, health and wellbeing, and identify the factors that may influence these at the beginning, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Institute for Health Transformation

The Institute for Health Transformation creates transformational change in the design and delivery of care across the broad spectrum of health, disability, ageing and end of life care.

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) is committed to improving health and quality of life by reducing the rates of chronic disease through nutrition and physical activity research excellence.

The Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT)

The Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT) is a multidisciplinary research institute integrating clinical, epidemiological and basic research with a strong translational focus.

HOME - A Deakin University Research Hub

HOME - A Deakin University Research Hub works with local communities to co-design solutions to complex problems of affordable housing, homelessness and social inclusion.

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI)

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute aiming to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the implications of these forces in our lives and communities

Resources for you

We know things might be a little scary and uncertain at the moment. Your experience of living with diabetes, and the stresses and uncertainties it brings, means you are likely to be better prepared to cope with this situation than most people. If you find yourself worrying, it might help to focus on the things that you can control in your life.

Managing worry about COVID-19 and diabetes fact sheet

Family and parenting

Our research projects

Experiences of receiving or providing maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen rapid and significant changes to maternity service delivery in Australia. These changes have impacted all stakeholders of maternity services, including women, their partners, midwives, medical staff and midwifery students.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey (CPAS)

The COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey (CPAS) is a longitudinal research study investigating how Australian families are being affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to provide timely information and tools for successful clinical and public health interventions to support families during and after the pandemic.

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Home A Deakin University Research Hub

HOME A Deakin University Research Hub works with local communities to co-design solutions to complex problems of affordable housing, homelessness and social inclusion.

The Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED)

The Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) conducts world-leading research on social development and its origins in early emotional life to promote emotional health, from pregnancy through to adulthood and into the next generation. .

The Institute for Health Transformation

The Institute for Health Transformation creates transformational change in the design and delivery of care across the broad spectrum of health, disability, ageing and end of life care.

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) is committed to improving health and quality of life by reducing the rates of chronic disease through nutrition and physical activity research excellence.

Deakin’s Strategic Research Centre in Education, Research for Educational Impact (REDI)

Deakin’s Strategic Research Centre in Education, Research for Educational Impact (REDI) is located within the School of Education and generates distinctive, high quality and impactful 'research for education' rather than 'research on education'.

Resources for you

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging health care systems worldwide; none more so than critical and intensive care settings. Significant attention has been placed on the capacity of Australian ICUs to respond to a COVID-19 surge, particularly in relation to beds, ventilators, staffing and personal protective equipment.

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Ways of working

Our research projects

Live+Smart Lab

From dynamic systems modelling, pattern identification and dynamic scenario modelling to emergency response planning, biophilic designed home-work spaces and post COVID-19 liveability, the Live+Smart Lab is working across disciplines, connecting with industry partners and communities to develop tools and solutions at the intersection of humanity and technology.

Live+Smart Lab research response to COVID-19

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BUiLD

BUiLD supports research capacity building and capability development in the Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School. BUiLD also promotes the generation of research networks both within and outside Deakin by bringing people together in real and virtual environments.

Live+Smart Lab

From dynamic systems modelling, pattern identification and dynamic scenario modelling to emergency response planning, biophilic designed home-work spaces and post COVID-19 liveability, the Live+Smart Lab is working across disciplines, connecting with industry partners and communities to develop tools and solutions at the intersection of humanity and technology.

Resources for you

A new online training program developed by health professionals and industry experts has been launched to provide Australian businesses with a tangible pathway to get them safely back to work.

Learn more about the program

Health systems

Our research projects

COVIDCare

People self-isolating with COVID-19 can now have their health watched over from afar, thanks to a hospital-monitored software system that gets smarter with each patient cared for. COVIDCare, developed by Alfred Health and Deakin’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²), uses an intelligent decision-support system to remotely manage and triage patients with confirmed COVID-19, while they self-isolate at home.

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Our researchers

The Institute for Health Transformation

The Institute for Health Transformation creates transformational change in the design and delivery of care across the broad spectrum of health, disability, ageing and end of life care.

The Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine (CREM)

The Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine (CREM) is a partnership between the Victorian Government, Portland District Health, South West Healthcare (Warrnambool), Alcoa of Australia and Deakin’s School of Medicine focussing on the coordination and delivery of effective emergency medical services in rural south-west Victoria.

The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²)

The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²) transforms industries and improves lives by implementing safe, effective uses of AI and exploring new frontiers in AI research. The Institute has a mission to build AI systems that are beneficial to our industries and society.

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