Institute for Health Transformation

We’ve brought together the long-standing expertise of two Strategic Research Centres, encompassing a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre in Obesity Prevention; one of the largest health economics units in Australia; a world renowned Health Services Network; and a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health.

Our collaborative model across Deakin University’s Schools of Medicine, Health and Social Development, Nursing and Midwifery, and Psychology enables multidisciplinary research that addresses the key pressure points in today’s health system through the integration of our expertise in:

  • Prevention and population health
  • Health systems and services
  • Health economics and health systems financing
  • Data and digital health

Our partnerships with health services, government, community and industry allow us to deliver research with impact: improving health and wellbeing, patient experience and care, and the sustainability of our health systems.

To see how our research is having an impact in the real world, read our 2018 Annual Report.

Our purpose

To address the 21st century’s most compelling and complex health challenges through excellence in collaborative research that transforms how we design and deliver prevention and care.

Our vision

To enhance health and wellbeing for all.