Healthy Lifestyles research

Healthy Lifestyles

More than just a focus on attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, our researchers are also investigating health starting at the fundamental genetic level, through conception and birth, and the impact of our choices and habits on our health into adulthood and through the ageing process. Our researchers assess the impact of factors including nutrition, exercise and activity with a focus on preventing disease and our ability to maintain our health and wellbeing in a rapidly changing world.

Healthy Lifestyles

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Areas of strength

  • A healthy start to life
  • Activity and exercise
  • Food and nutrition
  • Bone health
  • Genetic and infectious diseases
  • Mothers, babies and families health

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Health Lifestyles

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Healthy Lifestyles research groups

Food Science and Health

Food Science and Health

Our aim is to improve the safety and quality of foods and food products for better health and wellbeing. We are expanding the understanding the role of foods in different diets and health, in order to develop safe and high quality food products.

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Our aim is to improve the nutrition, health and wellbeing of Australians. We are expanding knowledge on the determinants of diet and disease, in order to develop innovative solutions for promoting a healthy diet.

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic disease

Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through food. We are expanding knowledge on the links between diet and disease, in order to develop innovative solutions for promoting healthy dietary patterns.

Clinical laboratory medicine

Clinical laboratory medicine

The Clinical laboratory medicine group conducts essential research exploring the biological mechanisms of thrombosis and haemostasis, angiogenesis, antimicrobial activity, and the toxic effects of cancer treatments.

Physiological Scences

Physiological Sciences

Our physiology research spans a range of fields in health, from the endocrinology of skeletal health and the developing fetus, through to studies of respiratory surfactants.

ARENA

Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity

Professor Jon Buckley
Investigating the role of exercise, nutrition and activity for improving health, physical and psychological function, and sports performance in populations from children to elite athletes. 

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Our research at the cellular and molecular level seeks to better understand and manage some of society’s greatest health threats. Research groups are developing new vaccines, antibiotics, genetic therapies and diagnostics.

 

Education in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Science Research

Education in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Science Research

Associate Professor Rachael Vernon
The Education in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Science Research Group (ENMHSRG) is committed to engaging in rigorous educational research.

 

Mothers, Babies and Families Health research group

Mothers, Babies and Families Health

Professor Mary Steen
Research with an aim to optimise health outcomes by contributing to a variety of population health areas.

 

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