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

Academic profile

On balance: gender equality in science, health and medicine

To celebrate #BalanceforBetter, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, we ask researchers to reflect on gender equality in their research schools.

News

Calls to increase Indigenous Health Workers

The critical workforce of Indigenous Health Workers is not growing, according to a joint study.

News

MS patients produce MS research at ANU

Dr Jane Desborough is paving the way for people to be at the centre of research about the disease they live with.

News

NDIS failing mental health patients and providers

Study surveys 90 per cent of mental health care providers in the ACT.

Academic profile

Surgeon makes the cut as new Dean

Meet the new Dean of the ANU College of Health and Medicine: Professor Russell Gruen.

News

Study reveals high obesity rates amongst immigrant children

A new study from ANU has uncovered some alarming trends when it comes to obesity rates amongst children of Australian immigrants.

Academic profile

Our Lord of the rings

Dr Brookhouse, loves to peer back through time by examining the growth rings from trees. Yes, he’s a dendrochronologist. And he’s made an amazing discovery..

Research story

What’s in your bag?

ANU scientists unpack their bags—and their research—for us.

Analysis and opinion

Flying blind: uninformed decision-making in mental health

Without robust data to understand the scale of the mental health problem, any attempts to address the issue can be little more than flying blind.

Student profile

One degree, endless opportunities

Five students. Same degree. Different interests and career paths. Where could the Bachelor of Science take you?

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