Research Themes

Linking our expertise across interdisciplinary health programs to achieve better health for vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally

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    Behaviours and Health Risks

    The focus on risky behaviours associated with drug and alcohol misuse aims at developing community-level education and preventative public health programs.

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    Disease Elimination

    We have expertise in specific infectious diseases of global health significance – HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, hepatitis viruses, influenza, and emerging infectious diseases.

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    Maternal and Child Health

    Working with communities we are improving access to health care services such as family planning, postnatal and newborn care, vaccinations, management of childhood illnesses and nutrition.

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    Health Security

    Clinical, laboratory and public health researchers are addressing the impact of new and emerging infectious diseases on vulnerable communities and the rise of multidrug-resistant TB in the region.

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    Healthy Ageing

    Achieving better health for older people in vulnerable communities in the Asia/Pacific region underpins our research focus in the laboratory and public health activities.

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    Life Sciences. Public Health. International Development

    Cross-cutting communities of practice support our researchers to develop technical depth and expertise.