School of Population Health


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The School of Population Health has a vibrant and active research culture, evidenced in the work of our many research students (currently over 150 enrolled), the trans-disciplinary backgrounds and experience of our academic and research staff, our significant track record of publications, and our successful history of research grants, In addition to academic staff based in the School, our many conjoint staff and those within our affiliated Research Centres are key contributors to our research profile.

Our research is strongly underpinned by a commitment to addressing issues around equity and social justice, and is focused on finding real life solutions to the increasingly complex problems faced by populations, practitioners and policy makers. Our projects range in scope from randomised controlled trials to qualitative studies, and are funded by sources such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC).

Much of the research we do is highly collaborative and cross-sectoral, drawing upon a diverse variety of disciplinary backgrounds and perspectives to ensure research of the highest quality.

Research Themes


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health


Child and Adolescent Health


Global Health


Health Systems and Management


 Immunisation and Infectious Diseases


Injury Prevention and Disaster Management


Non-Communicable Disease


Primary Health Care


We also have expertise in the areas of health policy development and analysis; leadership and teamwork in health systems management; preventing and managing major population health challenges (in fectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, injuries and violence, chronic disease); community participation, ethics, equity and diversity; and research methods (qualitative methods, epidemiology and statistics).


Find out more about our focus in the UNSW School of Population Health Strategy 2020-2025 >>