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Health

Our researchers continue to strive to improve the health of our community. Important focus areas include health education, the promotion of healthy lifestyles and research into disease, disability and injury prevention.

We are working on the emerging challenges facing the future of health, including combating obesity in children, evaluating the impact that natural disasters have on mental health in rural communities and preventing cardiovascular diseases.

Our growing research capacity in the areas of public health, biomedical research and sports science take an innovative interdisciplinary approach, for example the use of advanced affective computing for the clinical diagnosis of depression.

Research centres and networks

Our partnerships

Our Health researchers are at the nexus of a rich network of institutions across Public Health, Biomedical Science and Sports Science, including:

  • ACT Health
  • Heart Foundation ACT
  • Department of Health and Ageing
  • Southern General Practice Network
  • ACT Medicare Local
  • Southern NSW Medicare Local
  • Anglicare Canberra and Goulburn
  • Salvation Army Aged Care Plus
  • Anglicare Aged Care
  • Health Care Consumers ACT
  • Alzheimer's Australia ACT
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • ACT Health Directorate Aged Care
  • Oxford University
  • AIS
  • University of Canberra Brumbies
  • ACTAS
  • ACT Sport and Recreation
  • ACT Health
  • Canberra Raiders
  • Greater Western Sydney AFL
  • Canberra Capitals
  • Australian Swimming
  • Canberra United
  • Basketball Australia
  • Australian Paralympic Committee