Research focus

No matter where people reside or work in the world, every citizen deserves to feel safe. At Deakin, we’re developing preventative approaches to complex global security threats.

From training the next generation of pilots, preparing firefighters for ever intensifying bushfires, to improving the reliability of autonomous vehicles, we’re at the forefront of building and enhancing intelligent systems.

Designing solutions for efficient and resilient supply chain and logistics, our researchers are ensuring that essential supplies get to those in need. We challenge racism, enhance social belonging, and build resilience to social harms through strong collaboration with industry, government and communities.

Building safe and secure communities

Our impact

Find out how our researchers are integrating societal, behavioural, political and technological innovations to meet and surpass our security needs.

Safe and secure connectivity is key to our autonomous driving future

Deakin researchers are developing new platforms and software to support self-driving technologies in vehicles of the future.

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CYCLONE: creating a new era in Australian pilot training

Deakin has devised a simulator that enables Australian astronauts and pilots to complete high-G training safely.

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Featured researchers and leaders

Our world-class research teams are led by true innovators and experts in their fields. Discover what drives our researchers and what they hope to accomplish going forward.

Professor Saeid Nahavandi

Director and Pro Vice-Chancellor Defence Technology, IISRI

Professor Michele Grossman

Research Chair in Diversity and Community Resilience

Featured institute

Featured institute

Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI)

With researchers from each of Deakin University’s four faculties, CSRI takes a holistic approach to cyber security research. CSRI’s research focuses on emerging technologies that can be used to protect Australia’s cyberspace. The team has been especially prolific in developing security solutions for industry, with many of their innovations transforming the way organisations secure their data and protect against cyber threats.

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Faculty research

In addition to our institutes and research centres, Deakin’s four faculties contribute to research that’s building safe and secure communities. Importantly, researchers within each faculty work together, fostering a collaborative approach to research that unlocks new angles, solutions and ways of thinking.

Visit each of our faculty pages to learn more about the projects, institutes and world-class researchers connected to each faculty.

Find out more about Deakin's research in building safe and secure communities

Featured facility

Featured facility

Motion simulation lab

Our Motion Simulation Lab is home to a range of mobile and industrial robots. We have developed the haptically enabled Universal Motion Simulator (UMS), which represents the next generation of vehicle simulation. Motion simulation is a vast arena of innovation that can be used to make life-altering changes across the world.

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