Institutes and centres

At Deakin University our researchers are making a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of communities not just in Australia, but around the world. This is achieved through exceptional innovation and research carried out at our world-class research institutes and strategic research centres.

International

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.

Research institutes

Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI)

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia.

We create cutting-edge knowledge about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalisation which informs scholarship, debate and policy.

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Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²)

The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²) collaborates with industry to act as a catalyst for change through the use of Artificial Intelligence. Our team contribute to the development of human-in-the-loop artificial intelligence and AI experimentation for sectors such as defence, health care, security, social media, advanced manufacturing and more.

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Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)

The Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) makes use of the University's strong research capability in materials science to tackle complex problems in the areas of energy, health, environment and manufacturing.

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Institute for Health Transformation (IHT)

The Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) is a network of multi-disciplinary researchers working together to improve value, equity and impact in health and care.

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Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)

The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), formerly the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), contributes to the design of smarter technologies through the investigation and development of state-of-the-art algorithms and methodologies.

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Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)

The 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.

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The institute will provide excellent research that aims to accelerate the ideas we need to transform health and care in Australia and around the world.

Professor Anna Peeters

Inaugural Director, Institute for Health Transformation.

Strategic research centres

Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI)

CSRI undertakes research into the theoretical foundations of cyber security. We develop innovative cyber security technologies by exploring the associated risks, governance and legal issues.

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Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (IMPACT)

IMPACT aims to improve health and wellbeing by contributing to the understanding of the causes and impact of psychiatric, musculoskeletal, metabolic and other disorders.

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Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE)

The Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE) focuses on creating a sustainable world by investigating the fundamental question of how life reacts to change on both short and long-term scales.

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Centre for Molecular and Medical Research (CMMR)

Through the combination of medical and biomolecular research programs, the Centre for Molecular and Medical Research (CMMR) aims to improve health and wellbeing.

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Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED)

SEED 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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Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF)

The Centre for Rural and Regional Futures (CeRRF) contributes to the design of smarter technologies that provide innovative solutions to regional and rural productivity problems.

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Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL)

The Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL) is an academic research centre that seeks to answer pressing questions about the design and management of supply chain and logistical networks.

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Centre for Sport Research (CSR)

CSR aims to use and promote sport and exercise as a vehicle to create healthy communities, and build governance and management capacity to support participation and involvement in sport.

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Research for Educational Impact (REDI)

REDI will seek to be a leading national and international centre in educational research. Underpinned by strong equity principles, REDI has been formed around four distinctive programs that will address the key contemporary education issues.

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Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS)

The Deakin University Partners in Nursing and Midwifery have pioneered academic-industry partnerships, embedding researchers from Deakin’s Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research within six major Victorian health services – Alfred Health, Barwon Health, Eastern Health, Epworth HealthCare, Monash Health and Western Health.

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