Population health

At the ANU Research School of Population Health, we are committed to training the next generation of researchers and population health practitioners, who will improve the population’s mental and physical health through discovery, education and the translation of research into effective health policy and practice. Our work spans the full range of population health research.

ANU is the only Australian university rated “well above world standard” for public health and health service research in all three of the Excellence in Research for Australia evaluations (2010, 2012 and 2015).

Our research is conducted in the following centres and departments.

Centre for Mental Health Research

The centre conducts research which focuses primarily on mental health, including depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and bipolar disorder.

Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing

The centre conducts high quality, innovative research to develop strategies to optimise wellness over the lifecourse. The focus of the centre's research is concerned with physical, mental and cognitive wellbeing, and the social and interpersonal context of population health.

Department of Global Health

Our research, with a focus on the Asia Pacific region, investigates the transmission, distribution and control of infectious diseases; and looks at understanding how modernising and globalising lifestyles impact on both physical and mental health.

Department of Health Services Research & Policy

The deparment aims to improve the provision, management, planning and financing of health services and to provide evidence to assist health management decision-making. 

National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health

The centre aims to improve the population's health through discovery, training, and the development of health policy that promotes equity, a healthy future and environmental sustainability. The centre's research builds on the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, sociology, anthropology, demography, and integration and implementation sciences.

School

Research School of Population Health

Field sites & facilities

Explore some of the numerous of research sites and facilities established by our research schools in Australia and across the world. Researchers and students at ANU enjoy access to state-of-the-art equipment to help facilitate ground-breaking research.

Research projects

Browse research topics of the College of Science and the College of Health & Medicine with links to relevant researchers.

See our list of potential student projects to apply for PhB, Honours, PhD and other graduate degrees.

Stories

Dr Jo Lane, photographed in front of university gardens.

News

Fighting fatigue: new research on an invisible symptom of multiple sclerosis

When David was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 16 years ago, he read everything he could about the neurological condition.

News

Factsheet to help beat the health hazards of smoke haze

With major cities across Australia choking on thick clouds of hazardous smoke, an ANU expert advises on the best ways to protect yourself.

Analysis and opinion

Car accidents, drownings, violence: hotter temperatures will mean more deaths from injury

In research published today in Nature Medicine, researchers in the United States looked at the impact warmer temperatures will have on deaths from injury.

Student profile

Pet project delivers more than animal health

Tamara Riley is combining her skills as a vet and studies in applied epidemiology to evaluate an animal health and management program in remote NT.

News

Six things you can do to keep safe from bushfire smoke

For the second time this week, Canberra is the world's worst city for air pollution as it is blanketed by smoke from the bushfire crisis.

News

Simple steps to avoid food poisoning this summer

Summer is a 'danger period' for food poisoning in Australia, but there are simple steps we can take to reduce the risk.

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We need better advice to keep safe from bushfire smoke

Advice to stay indoors and reduce strenuous physical exercise outdoors is impractical for dealing with long-term exposure to bushfire smoke.

Research story

Flushing out disease

ANU researchers are making far-reaching changes to sanitation and health in Indonesian communities.

Research story

Flushing out disease

ANU researchers are making far-reaching changes to sanitation and health in Indonesian communities.

Professor Darren Gray

News

$1.3 million to eliminate parasitic worms

Researchers from ANU have been awarded $1.3 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council e-Asia Joint Research Program.

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