The Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences provides a range of higher degree by research programs at masters and doctorate level, including professional doctorates in the discipline of psychology.
The research areas available are as follows:
Equity and access issues and the nature of disability in the areas of employment, telecommunications and assistive technologies; the law; community living; and evaluation of services.
Exercise and sport science
Physical activity and health; muscle and bone metabolism; movement analysis; musculoskeletal rehabilitation; and sport performance.
Food and nutrition science
Food formulation, chemistry and sensory evaluation with an emphasis on novel functional foods; molecular nutrition; substantiation of health benefits of functional foods; measurement and evaluation of food sources; nutritional assessment; exercise and behaviour; epidemiology and population health; public health policy; sports physiology and nutrition; diet and disease, including a specific interest in cancer, cardiovascular disease, lipidology, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and gut health.
Health promotion; health economics, program evaluations; public health policy; community interventions; rural health; health and the environment encompassing sustainability, decision making and community involvement; social determinants of health in which the focus is on equity, gender, ethnicity and inequality.
Rural and regional general practice; health and wellbeing, chronic disease.
Safety, quality and risk management in clinical and aged care clinical settings. Other areas include: acute and critical care; transitional care, health services evaluation and midwifery.
Occupational therapy and sciences
Early childhood intervention; specific learning disabilities; developmental coordination disorders; social adaptive behaviour.
Clinical, health and forensic psychology; social and mental health; adolescent health; risk behaviours, body image and disordered eating; drugs and alcohol; eye-witness testimony; treatment of offenders; human sexuality; healthy ageing and depression among older people; quality of life; relationships; human factors such as auditory and visual perception; and organisational psychology in health care settings. The School of Psychology also provides the following specialist professional doctorate programs: Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), Doctor of Psychology (Health).
Nutrition, physical activity and population health; public health and social/cultural aspects of health; health economics and program evaluation; international health; and health and human services systems.
Evidence-based social work with respect to substance misuse, health promotion, and social work education; child and family welfare; diversity and inclusivity, masculinities, gender relations and gender violence.
Specific Course Information
Research in the Deakin Medical School will encompass the areas of rural and regional general practice, health and wellbeing and chronic disease.
Admission requirements - general
Admission to higher degree by research candidature is normally granted on the basis of a bachelors degree with honours or a masters degree with substantial research component.
For more information visit The Guide.
Admission requirements - specific
Admission to all higher degree by research awards is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor in the area of research.
How to apply
Applicants must apply via Research Services.