Research in the Sydney School of Public Health

Postgraduate Research

The Sydney School of Public Health is internationally recognised for world-class research in public health. Research is central to the activities of the School of Public Health and to the achievement of the School’s mission. Our research endeavours to:

  • advance and disseminate knowledge in public health and clinical epidemiology, and
  • inform policy and practice through the understanding of the social, cultural, political, economic and ethical context of health problems and solutions.

The Sydney School of Public Health achieved an Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) ranking of 5 (‘well above world standard’) in 2012 and 2015. We are home to some of the most highly cited researchers in the world including many whose research informs policy and practice in Australia and around the world.

The Sydney School of Public Health is associated with several institutions and centres to advance research in areas of importance to public health. The School has over 100 research focused staff and over 210 research students.

Research themes

The School of Public Health's academics and researchers are active in several programs of research including: