We collaborate with local and international industry, community and other university groups to address critical public health issues and deliver innovative programs that transform lives.
Our research emphasises the complex interactions between individuals, social and physical aspects of their communities and health care systems.
Our team of award winning, world-class researchers bring together their diverse strengths to tackle today’s most pressing health challenges.
We welcome aspiring health service researchers to undertake projects alongside leading international academics
Men with prostate cancer experience increased rates of mental health issues. This project examines whether exercise aids the management of mental health issues in men with cancer.Explore project
We’re supporting the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) Adolescent study, which explores how the built environment aﬀects physical activity and obesity in teenagers.Explore project
Mental health issues are common in residential aged care facilities. This project investigates whether exposing new residents to greenery may protect them against declining wellbeing.Explore project
We are collaborating with the University of Copenhagen, Karolinska Institute and the University of Carolina to further understand the benefits of exercise for people with type 2 diabetes.Explore project
1 May 2020
ACU researcher Imre Kouw has received the British Nutrition Foundation's prestigious 2020 BNF Drummond Early Career Scientist Award which recognises early career excellence in nutrition science.
29 April 2020
Year 12 students can turn the COVID-19 pandemic disruption in their favour by applying for direct entry into an Australian Catholic University business degree.
20 April 2020
Seven new research centres will enhance ACU’s reputation in the arts, education, health, and theology and philosophy.
5 February 2020
Regular exercise changes the composition of the gut bacteria and may play a crucial role in skeletal muscle function and endurance.
4 February 2020
Endurance athletes on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat or keto diet for its alleged benefits to performance may be sacrificing their bone health.