Our research strengths include a strong evidence-based approach to services and health program evaluation, with a proven record of achievement in preventive, clinical and occupational (chronic diseases) epidemiology and development of population health databases through record linkage.
Centres, groups and projects
- Aged Care Research and Evaluation: Evaluating the Commonwealth-funded Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) in Western Australia.
- Busselton Health Study: Manages and maintains the Busselton Health Study database.
- The Cardiovascular Research Group: Aims to reduce the burden of disease through research into trends and determinants of acute events, treatment, management and outcomes.
- Centre for Health Services Research: An intellectual leader in its field in Australia through its work with linked medical and health data and the evaluation of health services, patient safety, surgical care and pharmaco-epidemiology.
- The Centre for Vulnerable Children and Families: Drawing together and co-ordinates research and consultancy activities relating to the welfare of children and families.
- The Health Promotion Research Group (HPRG) includes a multidisciplinary team of knowledgeable researchers who are passionate about optimising health and wellbeing and preventing the underlying causal factors for poor health.
- Ecology and Health: Analysing the relationship between ecosystem health and human health.
- Environmental Epidemiology: A group of researchers working on causes and prevention of cancer.
- Health and Arts: Health and Arts research at UWA takes a scientific approach to the arts-health relationship, to build on current knowledge and complement the growing multidisciplinary nature of this field.
- Marine Safety Research: Exploring all aspects of marine safety with a specific focus on recreational boaters.
- Nutrition and Health: The Nutrition and Health Research Group aims to conduct high quality research that influences public health policy and interventions to improve the diet of populations.
- Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology: Investigates cancer and respiratory diseases outcomes due to occupational and environmental exposures, in particular asbestos, silica and the aluminium industry.
- The Raine Study: The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now early adulthood to be carried out anywhere in the world. These families have provided environmental, developmental and health information over the past 25 years providing a unique and valuable resource covering a wide range of health areas.
- Social Policy and Social Work: Coordinates research and consultancy activities relating to a broad range of social policy and practice issues.
- Women's Health: With a particular focus on reproductive health, childbirth and chronic illness including cancer and the health impacts of caring.
Interested in doing research with us?
The School of Population Health has a number of exciting new PhD projects with scholarships available for the right candidates.
In addition, many of our research groups have postgraduate research project opportunities available. Some of the projects you could do are in our latest research projects book (please contact us if you would like to receive this booklet in word format):