What we do
Victoria researchers are improving health and wellbeing in communities through research and engagement—watch the video from theme chair Professor Gregor Coster.
Improving health and wellbeing in our communities
“Health and wellbeing” means much more than simply the absence of illness and infirmity, encompassing a broader state of mental and social wellbeing.
Victoria already has many academic units involved in health and wellbeing research. Thanks to our proximity to central government, District Health Boards, and many NGOs, we are also making major contributions to understanding how health outcomes can be improved by better policy settings, increased education, new technology, and reduced inequality.
Our capability is multidisciplinary. We are working to improve health and wellbeing in our communities by coordinating research and teaching across three key areas: Science, Engineering and Design; Health Services and Policy; Arts, Education, Business and Society.
Victoria’s health and wellbeing capability is wide-ranging—covering science, policy, education, business, the humanities and social sciences.