Our research groups focus on specialist areas of population health. Read more about their research projects and members.

Cognitive ageing & dementia »

Research that focuses on describing the course of cognitive development from young adulthood into old age.

Driving »

It is estimated that approximately 99.3% of males and 89.9% of females aged 65+ are licensed drivers.

Environment, Climate and Health »

Our research examines how environmental exposures affect health and disease.

Healthy ageing »

The healthy ageing stream uses a life-span developmental approach to investigate and promote physical and mental wellbeing in older adulthood.

Infectious disease epidemiology and modelling »

This theme applies multidisciplinary approaches to emerging issues in communicable diseases.

Integration and Implementation sciences »

Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) is a new discipline providing concepts and methods for conducting research on complex, real-world problems.

Learning and Development Unit »

The CMHR Learning and Development Unit promotes mental health research, conducts seminars for our stakeholders, and delivers mental health educational programs.

Lived Experience Research Unit »

This unit focuses on promoting greater consumer involvement in research content and practice by serving as a bridge between consumers and researchers.

Mental health and wellbeing »

The Mental Health and Wellbeing group focuses on the psycho-social-behavioural factors that impact on individuals’ mental health and wellbeing across lifespan.

Mental Health Policy Unit (MHPU) »

Our Mental Health Policy Unit supports healthcare decision-makers, executives, policymakers, and advocates to improve health outcomes.

Methods Hub »

The Methods Hub is a meeting place for sharing methods and expertise in data analysis, across all research themes of RSPH.

Neuroimaging & brain lab »

The NeuroImaging & Brain Lab (NIMBL) is particularly interested in investigating the associations between the influence of health and environmental factors.

Prevention, Promotion and Educational Systems Unit »

This unit focuses on the prevention of anxiety, depression and suicide and the promotion of help-seeking in educational systems.

Rural Mental Health Research Group »

This research group focuses on the mental health of people living in regional, rural and remote areas in Australia.

Social gerontology »

The social gerontology stream researches how social relationships, psychological resources and personality characteristics are related to health.

Society, culture & health »

Bringing and building social science theory to understand the social and cultural determinants of health, how society produces health and the lived experience.

Translational e-Mental Health Unit »

This unit focuses on the importance and quality of health information on the Internet and disseminating information on mental health.

VIDEA Lab (VIsual and DEcision Analytics) »

The Visual and Decision Analytics (VIDEA) lab brings together experts from many fields to develop systems to support mental health policy decision making.