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Strategic research institutes and centres

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute that creates knowledge about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalisation that informs scholarship, debate and policy.
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute that creates knowledge about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalisation that informs scholarship, debate and policy.
The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute collaborates with industry to act as a catalyst for change through the use of artificial intelligence, contributing to the development of human-in-the-loop artificial intelligence and AI experimentation.
The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute collaborates with industry to act as a catalyst for change through the use of artificial intelligence, contributing to the development of human-in-the-loop artificial intelligence and AI experimentation.
The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute collaborates with industry to act as a catalyst for change through the use of artificial intelligence, contributing to the development of human-in-the-loop artificial intelligence and AI experimentation.
The Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) makes use of Deakin's strong research capability in materials science to tackle complex problems in the areas of energy, health, environment and manufacturing.
The Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) makes use of Deakin's strong research capability in materials science to tackle complex problems in the areas of energy, health, environment and manufacturing.
The Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) makes use of Deakin's strong research capability in materials science to tackle complex problems in the areas of energy, health, environment and manufacturing.
The Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) makes use of Deakin's strong research capability in materials science to tackle complex problems in the areas of energy, health, environment and manufacturing.
Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) is a group of multi-disciplinary researchers working together to improve value, equity and impact in health and care.
The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) contributes to the design of smarter technologies through the investigation and development of state-of-the-art algorithms and methodologies.
The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) contributes to the design of smarter technologies through the investigation and development of state-of-the-art algorithms and methodologies.
The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) contributes to the design of smarter technologies through the investigation and development of state-of-the-art algorithms and methodologies.
Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT) aims to improve health and wellbeing by contributing to the understanding of the causes and impact of psychiatric, musculoskeletal, metabolic and other disorders.
Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT) aims to improve health and wellbeing by contributing to the understanding of the causes and impact of psychiatric, musculoskeletal, metabolic and other disorders.
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) aims to improve health and quality of life using innovative, quality research, which seeks to significantly enhance health in Australia and reduce the rates of chronic disease.
Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) contributes to the design of smarter technologies that provide innovative solutions to regional and rural productivity problems.
Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) contributes to the design of smarter technologies that provide innovative solutions to regional and rural productivity problems.
The Deakin Cyber Research and Innovation Centre (Deakin Cyber) empowers people, organisations, and communities to thrive in a digital society, ensuring safety and security for Australians online.
The Deakin Cyber Research and Innovation Centre (Deakin Cyber) empowers people, organisations, and communities to thrive in a digital society, ensuring safety and security for Australians online.
The Deakin Cyber Research and Innovation Centre (Deakin Cyber) empowers people, organisations, and communities to thrive in a digital society, ensuring safety and security for Australians online.
The Centre for Sustainable Bioproducts (CSB) develops new approaches to convert organic waste (biomass) into sustainable, high-value bioproducts, allowing industry partners to test and innovate new processing techniques at scale.
The Centre for Sustainable Bioproducts (CSB) develops new approaches to convert organic waste (biomass) into sustainable, high-value bioproducts, allowing industry partners to test and innovate new processing techniques at scale.
Deakin Marine Research and Innovation Centre is Victoria's leading university-based marine centre delivering research solutions for a sustainable marine environment and blue economy.
Deakin Marine Research and Innovation Centre is Victoria's leading university-based marine centre delivering research solutions for a sustainable marine environment and blue economy.
Research for Educational Impact (REDI) is a a connected, collaborative, and vibrant research centre that delivers education research that supports socially just, inclusive and equitable societies.
SEED Lifespan focuses on addressing mental health issues and neurological disorders such as depression, eating disorders and disability through prevention and intervention strategies.
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Faculties and schools

Advanced design and engineering researchers collaborate with local and international design and manufacturing sectors to create new alternatives for customised design, manufacturing practices and product applications.
Advanced design and engineering researchers collaborate with local and international design and manufacturing sectors to create new alternatives for customised design, manufacturing practices and product applications.
Advanced design and engineering researchers collaborate with local and international design and manufacturing sectors to create new alternatives for customised design, manufacturing practices and product applications.
Behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology research covers a broad range of biological problems spanning behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology.
We listen to cancer carers and identify cost-effective and scalable strategies to ensure that those who provide a caring role are recognised and supported.
We listen to cancer carers and identify cost-effective and scalable strategies to ensure that those who provide a caring role are recognised and supported.
We listen to cancer carers and identify cost-effective and scalable strategies to ensure that those who provide a caring role are recognised and supported.
Chemistry, biotechnology and forensic sciences researchers focus on applying science to solve problems in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, policing, agricultural biotechnology, biomedical detection and materials science.
Chemistry, biotechnology and forensic sciences researchers focus on applying science to solve problems in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, policing, agricultural biotechnology, biomedical detection and materials science.
Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU) is a research group that uses cutting-edge technologies to explore the relationship between the brain, behaviour and cognition.
The Deakin Biostatistics Unit (DBSU) provides research support to the Faculty of Health research programs, and also collaborates with external providers.
DEER aims to deliver high-impact collaborative research in the areas of design-based learning, project-based learning, distance and cloud-based education and educational technologies.
DEER aims to deliver high-impact collaborative research in the areas of design-based learning, project-based learning, distance and cloud-based education and educational technologies.
Environmental management and sustainability research covers interdisciplinary areas across applied environmental science, including indigenous education, waste management, and freshwater and coastal planning and management.
Environmental management and sustainability research covers interdisciplinary areas across applied environmental science, including indigenous education, waste management, and freshwater and coastal planning and management.
Environmental management and sustainability research covers interdisciplinary areas across applied environmental science, including indigenous education, waste management, and freshwater and coastal planning and management.
Human-computer Interaction for Virtual Experiences Research Cluster (HIVE) focuses on creating novel design, understanding user behaviour and experience, and evaluating interactive and collaborative creative technologies.
Human-computer Interaction for Virtual Experiences Research Cluster (HIVE) focuses on creating novel design, understanding user behaviour and experience, and evaluating interactive and collaborative creative technologies.
Information Technology for Future Education Research Cluster (ITFE) aims to promote computing education as a core literacy, educating students and professionals on digital technologies.
Information Technology for Future Education Research Cluster (ITFE) aims to promote computing education as a core literacy, educating students and professionals on digital technologies.
Integrative physiology and biochemistry researchers address key questions in organismal biology by using cutting-edge methodologies to study a wide range of animal and plant species at genomic, proteomic, cellular and physiological levels.
Law, Health and Society critically examines health law, policy, regulation and ethics to drive change and improve health and wellbeing outcomes across society.
Law, Health and Society critically examines health law, policy, regulation and ethics to drive change and improve health and wellbeing outcomes across society.
Marine, freshwater and aquaculture sciences research focuses on aquatic areas including marine biology, aquatic wildlife and aquaculture, ecology and coastal, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems management.
Marine, freshwater and aquaculture sciences research focuses on aquatic areas including marine biology, aquatic wildlife and aquaculture, ecology and coastal, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems management.
Metabolic Research Unit (MRU) looks at how metabolic diseases develop, and research the compounds that could treat them.
Palaeobiology and global change research uses fossil records to understand and examine key questions about the evolution, development and extinction of the planet and its organisms.
Science of Adult Relationships Laboratory (SoAR) focuses on understanding the underlying systems that regulate the way people interact in their relationships.
Software Engineering (SERCh) Research Cluster conducts research in multiple areas of software engineering including model-driven engineering, data visualisation, human-centric computing and IoT (Internet of Things).
Software Engineering (SERCh) Research Cluster conducts research in multiple areas of software engineering including model-driven engineering, data visualisation, human-centric computing and IoT (Internet of Things).
Sustainable infrastructure researchers deliver high-impact, applied and fundamental collaborative research in the areas of structure engineering, corrosion and water management.
Sustainable infrastructure researchers deliver high-impact, applied and fundamental collaborative research in the areas of structure engineering, corrosion and water management.
Sustainable infrastructure researchers deliver high-impact, applied and fundamental collaborative research in the areas of structure engineering, corrosion and water management.
Web Based Nutrition Competency Implementation Toolkit (WNCIT) is a cross-institutional team who produce innovative resources for health educators to incorporate more nutrition into their medical courses.
Wildlife and conservation biology research focuses on understanding the processes that influence the distribution and abundance of plants and animals, in order to enhance biodiversity conservation outcomes.
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Collaborations and partnerships

The 3D Gait Lab is the only lab in Australia to partner with the developers of 3D GAIT, enabling access to the world's largest database of 3D biomechanical walking and running data.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) was established to turn Australia's knowledge of materials into the next generation of 'smart devices' to create new health and energy solutions and improve people's lives.
The ARC Future Fibres Hub connects with industry partners to solve real-world problems. It strives to accelerate the transformation of the Australian manufacturing industry.
The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Research Cluster (AIDA) carries out and promotes top-quality research in data science, machine learning, optimisation and artificial intelligence.
The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Research Cluster (AIDA) carries out and promotes top-quality research in data science, machine learning, optimisation and artificial intelligence.
The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Research Cluster (AIDA) carries out and promotes top-quality research in data science, machine learning, optimisation and artificial intelligence.
The Battery Hub is a unique, world-class research and innovation centre, focused on advanced battery prototyping and the commercialisation of energy storage technologies.
The Bioinformatics Core Research Group (BCRG) brings together a range of expertise and resources with the aim to support and facilitate bioinformatics at Deakin University.
The Blue Carbon Lab offers innovative research solutions for helping to mitigate climate change and improve natural capital. It specialises in devising ways to maximise blue carbon gains and minimise blue carbon loss.
The Deakin Science and Society Network reaches across the divides between research, policy and practice, and emphasises the effective communication and translation of research.
HOME brings together experts from architecture and urban planning, the humanities and social sciences, and health and social development to address the causes and outcomes of social polarisation in the built environment.
HOME brings together experts from architecture and urban planning, the humanities and social sciences, and health and social development to address the causes and outcomes of social polarisation in the built environment.
HOME brings together experts from architecture and urban planning, the humanities and social sciences, and health and social development to address the causes and outcomes of social polarisation in the built environment.
Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) is a cooperative research centre that helps Australian companies increase their global relevance through research-led innovation in manufacturing products, processes and services.
The Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) is a network of world-class researchers and lecturers in the field of Middle East and Central Asia studies and languages.
mineAlloy aims to make Australian manufacturers dominant in the multi-billion dollar mining equipment sector by training innovators to design the world's best highly-customised long-life, wear-resistant components.
SPARK aims to connect Deakin students, staff and alumni to the worldwide start-up community, and give entrepreneurs the best possible start by providing funding, co-working space, industry connections and mentorship.
SPARK aims to connect Deakin students, staff and alumni to the worldwide start-up community, and give entrepreneurs the best possible start by providing funding, co-working space, industry connections and mentorship.
SPARK aims to connect Deakin students, staff and alumni to the worldwide start-up community, and give entrepreneurs the best possible start by providing funding, co-working space, industry connections and mentorship.
SPARK aims to connect Deakin students, staff and alumni to the worldwide start-up community, and give entrepreneurs the best possible start by providing funding, co-working space, industry connections and mentorship.
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Centres and groups

The Advancing Rural, Regional Culture and Society (ARRCS) group investigates cultural and social sustainability, resilience and opportunities for rural and regional communities.
The Advancing Rural, Regional Culture and Society (ARRCS) group investigates cultural and social sustainability, resilience and opportunities for rural and regional communities.
The Advancing Rural, Regional Culture and Society (ARRCS) group investigates cultural and social sustainability, resilience and opportunities for rural and regional communities.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child investigates children's use of digital technologies and produces evidence-based resources that support young children growing up in a digital world.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child investigates children's use of digital technologies and produces evidence-based resources that support young children growing up in a digital world.
Asian Media, Culture and Society is a group of transdisciplinary researchers who investigate diverse Asian cultures, identities, governances, and belief systems at a macro and micro level.
Asian Media, Culture and Society is a group of transdisciplinary researchers who investigate diverse Asian cultures, identities, governances, and belief systems at a macro and micro level.
Australian Centre for Infrastructure Durability (ACID) is a national platform for industry to connect with researchers across oil and gas, mining, transport and structures, defence and aerospace, and water and desalination.
Australian Centre on Quality of Life (ACQol) studies evidence-based measures for quality of life to improve our understanding of life quality through both theory development and empirical research.
Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) is a collaboration between Deakin and CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering servicing the fibre, textile, composite, automotive and aerospace industries.
The Consumer-Analytical-Safety-Sensory (CASS) Food Research Centre is dedicated to working with the Australian food industry to make sustainable and healthier foods the preferred choice of consumers.
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) aims to solve both fundamental and practical problems relating to health and the environment, carrying out research to the highest international standards.
Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion (CHASE) promotes social inclusion and works collaboratively with communities, organisations and governments.
Centre on the Legal Profession (COLP) aspires to build a bridge between the legal profession and the school, helping students build practical skills and knowledge through experiential learning.
Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare (OCPH) aims to transform the culture of the healthcare sector to enable high quality person_centred care and outcomes.
Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare (OCPH) aims to transform the culture of the healthcare sector to enable high quality person_centred care and outcomes.
The Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE) develops research-based practical solutions to support people from refugee backgrounds to access employment and educational pathways.
The Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE) develops research-based practical solutions to support people from refugee backgrounds to access employment and educational pathways.
The Centre for Regenerating Futures supports transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers who are committed to addressing Anthropocene challenges, decolonising knowledges and taking a transformative approach to ecological justice.
The Centre for Regenerating Futures supports transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers who are committed to addressing Anthropocene challenges, decolonising knowledges and taking a transformative approach to ecological justice.
The Centre for Regenerating Futures supports transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers who are committed to addressing Anthropocene challenges, decolonising knowledges and taking a transformative approach to ecological justice.
The Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine (CREM) provides training in emergency medicine for students and health professionals working in rural and regional locations.
The Contemporary Histories Research Group focuses primarily on 20th century history, historical episodes, life stories and interpretations that reverberate in the present, for public debate and policy.
The Crime and Criminology Group (C2G) brings together researchers from several disciplines to investigate constructions of crime, causes of crime, diverse harms associated with crime and responses to crime in its various forms.
The Crime and Criminology Group (C2G) brings together researchers from several disciplines to investigate constructions of crime, causes of crime, diverse harms associated with crime and responses to crime in its various forms.
The Critical Digital Infrastructures and Interfaces (CDII) research group aims to scrutinise the underlying technologies that drive the digital world to investigate how these systems are designed, governed and impact society.
The Critical Digital Infrastructures and Interfaces (CDII) research group aims to scrutinise the underlying technologies that drive the digital world to investigate how these systems are designed, governed and impact society.
The Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social Behaviour Research (CEDAAR) works to prevent and reducing harm from alcohol and other drug use, and addictive and anti-social behaviours.
The Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social Behaviour Research (CEDAAR) works to prevent and reducing harm from alcohol and other drug use, and addictive and anti-social behaviours.
Deakin Child Study Centre (DCSC) is a multidisciplinary research centre with a focus on understanding neurodevelopment from the early years of childhood through to adolescence.
Deakin Child Study Centre (DCSC) is a multidisciplinary research centre with a focus on understanding neurodevelopment from the early years of childhood through to adolescence.
Deakin Motion Lab is leading the charge exploring the potential of digital and screen technologies to enhance our learning, work and entertainment experiences.
Deakin Motion Lab is leading the charge exploring the potential of digital and screen technologies to enhance our learning, work and entertainment experiences.
Deakin Motion Lab is leading the charge exploring the potential of digital and screen technologies to enhance our learning, work and entertainment experiences.
The Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) provides research and education to support and benefit the energy pipelines industry in Australia.
The Food and Mood Centre is a collaborative research team studying the ways in which what we eat influences our brain, mood and mental health.
The Health Nature and Sustainability Research Group (HNSRG) studies the relationship between health and the natural environment.
Innovating Teacher Education group explores questions relevant to teacher education policy and practice issues that impact the preparation and supply of teachers.
The IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre conducts multidisciplinary research on small and medium-sized private businesses and not-for-profit enterprises.
National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) leads the way in improving the health, wellbeing and safety of farmers, farm workers and their families across Australia.
The Philosophy and the History of Ideas (PHI) group is Melbourne's largest centre dedicated to pluralist philosophy. It explores contemporary thought from multiple perspectives.
The Philosophy and the History of Ideas (PHI) group is Melbourne's largest centre dedicated to pluralist philosophy. It explores contemporary thought from multiple perspectives.
Politics and International Studies (Polis) undertakes collaborative political science and international studies research to better understand local and global political challenges.
The Public Exchange Bureau strengthens meaningful relationships between the community, industry and academia, using creative research methodologies to address social, environmental and cultural concerns occurring in the public sphere.
The Public Exchange Bureau strengthens meaningful relationships between the community, industry and academia, using creative research methodologies to address social, environmental and cultural concerns occurring in the public sphere.
The Public Exchange Bureau strengthens meaningful relationships between the community, industry and academia, using creative research methodologies to address social, environmental and cultural concerns occurring in the public sphere.
The Reading Writing Futures group has one of Australia's largest PhD programs in literary studies and creative writing. It explores the relationship between the creative and the critical, and between literature and social change.
Through our diverse and collaborative network of researchers, the Sociology and Social Change Collective facilitates projects that address inequality, health policies, migration and other contemporary issues in Australia and globally.
Through our diverse and collaborative network of researchers, the Sociology and Social Change Collective facilitates projects that address inequality, health policies, migration and other contemporary issues in Australia and globally.
As contemporary learning continuously changes, the Transforming Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy group considers how curriculum, assessment and pedagogy can evolve with it.
The Transforming Professional Lives, Learning and Leadership group explores how educators and leaders navigate volatile and uncertain times. Its work translates across education, professional learning and policy context.
The Transforming Professional Lives, Learning and Leadership group explores how educators and leaders navigate volatile and uncertain times. Its work translates across education, professional learning and policy context.
Through a program of education, funding and advocacy, Western Alliance supports its members to improve the health of their communities through research-based and evidence-informed health care.
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