Learn about the health research priorities at Australian Catholic University. Explore our current projects.
Our research areas
From targeting specific medical conditions, to exploring ways of improving the health of entire communities, our researchers are studying critical health issues to provide practical, workable solutions and treatments, and, where possible, preventions.
In the latest ERA assessment, ACU ranked equal first for the research fields of:
- Cardiorespiratory medicine and haematology
- Clinical sciences
- Cognitive sciences
- Human movement and sports science
nutrition and dietetics
public health and health services.
(Four-digit FoRs, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018)
ACU is ranked seventh in sport science in Australia and 26th globally1 and seventh in nursing in Australia and 41st globally2.
(1ARWU Special Focus institution Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018, 2ARWU Subject Rankings 2018)
View our rankings
Our current projects
Our researchers and their collaborators are focused on a number of projects aimed at improving the health outcomes of Australian patients and people all over the world.
Projects include Understanding how RNA editing regulates RNA fate led by Associate Professor Carl Walkley and Urban spaces and active ageing: understanding person-environment interactions to inform activity-friendly community design led by Professor Ester Cerin.