Health & medicine

Better health for our people, our nation and our world.

ANU prides itself on its international reputation for health and medical sciences research and education. Our influential outreach activities include a national role in promoting research-driven public policy, and strong connections to fundamental biosciences.

Research areas

Combating diseases & conditions

Our researchers are tackling complex diseases such as cancer, infection and immunity, diabetes, obesity, vision loss, neurological diseases and other conditions. We combine expertise in basic discovery, clinical medicine and practice through our hospital and health provider partnerships, and translation into policy to improve the health outcomes for all people.

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Health policy

Our highly regarded work in this area is breaking down barriers to health care such as access, costs and insufficient resources in Australia and globally. Our expertise spans epidemiology, economics, regulation, informatics and health care with a clear public policy translation emphasis.

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Population health

ANU is striving to improve health outcomes through discovery, education and translation into effective health policy and practice. ANU is one of two Australian universities rated 鈥榳ell above world standard鈥 for public health and health service research in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation.

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Mental health & cognition

We take an interdisciplinary approach, including world-class behavioural research with applications in e-health, ageing and wellbeing, chronic disease management and perceptual psychology. ANU is a global leader in mental health, collaborating with governments, foundations and service providers.

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