Leading research


Our people are changing the health landscape by conducting pioneering research into prevention and wellbeing.

As a world leader in health sciences research and education, we are committed to multidisciplinary and collaborative research of the highest quality.

Our research isn't just about scholarly study - it's about real outcomes. Our people and our work have profoundly impacted the health and wellbeing of individuals in both our local and international communities, transforming the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

The research carried out by the faculty is aligned with federal government priorities, with particular focus on promoting and maintaining good health. A contribution of national significance can also be found in our work around rural and Indigenous health, and social inclusion.

Our research

Our areas of research focus include:

  • Arthritis and Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Communication and Speech disorders
  • Disability
  • Health ageing
  • Medical Imaging

Our achievements

Our research extends beyond our laboratories and clinical sites to bring tangible benefits to the wider community, both locally and internationally. The following is a summary of some of our exciting and transformative research.

Overcoming communication and speech disorders: Due to a communication disorder one in seven Australians endure devastating impacts on their quality of life. Our researchers are pioneering new models of intervention, treatment and support.

Improving the life chances of people with disabilities: The world report on disability acknowledges that people with disabilities generally have poorer health, lower educational achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. Our researchers influence policy and practice to enhance the everyday opportunities for people with disabilities.

Innovation in imaging for disease diagnosis and treatment: Our researchers make discoveries focused on the development and applications of new imaging techniques that improve our ability to understand, diagnose and treat disease.

For more information on our research, please visit our research highlights page.

Join us

As a research candidate with us, you will work alongside internationally recognised thought leaders such as Professor Patrick Brennan, Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh and Professor Mark Onslow, and be supervised by renowned mentors such as winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Supervision, Professor Kathryn Refshauge and Professor Anita Bundy.

Join us and help shape the health agenda.