A focus on excellence in health research
UC-HRI links researchers from diverse disciplines to tackle important issues in health.Read more about this slide
Australian Geospatial Health Lab
The University of Canberra has partnered with GIS global industry leader Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) to create a hub for advanced spatial health research.Read more about this slide
Excellence in research is at the core of our vision for UC-HRI which brings together University-wide expertise in clinical sciences, public health, urban planning, and health services research across the continuum of 'whole of person health to whole of population' (Melodi Licht 2007).
The UC-HRI consolidates and showcases the University's health research strengths, building the scale, scope, sustainability and infrastructure necessary to support world-class health research and to take it to the world.
Key Research Areas
- Health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan
- Healthcare systems and health services research
- Technology for improved health and well-being
Combining geospatial and health data in innovative, ground-breaking new ways, the Lab’s ultimate goal is to support healthier lifestyles, prevent chronic illness and reduce unsustainable strain on the health system.
Professor Rachel Davey, Director of the Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra, has won a prestigious Medical Research Future Fund grant for a project that aims to keep people out of hospital.
The University of Canberra’s research disciplines deemed to be above and well-above world class has more than doubled in less than three years, according to a recent government assessment of research excellence.
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