HRI are dedicated to contributing to world-leading research. Discover more about our Research areas and how we are making a difference.
Through strategic collaboration, the University of Canberra’s Health Research Institute is building a healthier future for Canberra, Australia, and the world.
We are a flexible, interdisciplinary team who are proactive in the health ecosystem, identifying and responding to research needs and opportunities as they evolve, creating impact on policy and practice.
We have a wide range of research projects at HRI, ranging from mental health, wellbeing, geospatial epidemiology and advanced statistical and economic modelling. You can find examples of our projects here.
HEAL Global Research Centre
The HEAL Network aims to bridge the gap between knowledge and action by bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom, sustainable development, epidemiology, data science and communication to address environmental and climate change and its impacts on health across Australia.
HRI strategy and purpose
Connected to Canberra, HRI works alongside community, government and industry stakeholders to translate our findings into solutions that can be applied in the real world, prioritising collaboration-driven research to maximise our impact. The Health Research Institute aims to establish meaningful connections with our partners and to think ‘GLocal’: conduct research locally to shape public health globally.
A few of our partners are listed below.
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
- Public Health Foundation India (PHFI)
- Loyola University
Article: How schoolyards became boy yards
How schoolyards became boy yards
May 2, 2023
Written by Gweneth Leigh
Many things mark the transition from primary to high school. New uniforms, larger canteens, different classroom structures and changing friendship groups are but a few of the many rites of passage when students move into high school.
But a big change is the secondary schoolyard. To the newly minted high schooler, graduating from the playground to the playing field is an exciting step away from childhood and a leap closer to L-plates.