Research Areas

Research Areas

Browse the below topics to read more about the various research areas Australian institutes are working on, and learn about some of their latest discoveries.

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Medical bionic devices use electric signals to stimulate nerves and …read more  »

Bone and joint

The skeleton is made up of bone that is remodelled …read more  »


Cancer is not one disease but a complex group of …read more  »


Cardiovascular diseases (diseases of the heart and blood vessels) have …read more  »

Children’s health

Children experience disease differently to adults. For example, the adolescent …read more  »

Clinical research

Clinical research collects evidence by thoroughly testing new treatments or …read more  »


Coronavirus disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) has caused …read more  »


People with diabetes cannot regulate the level of blood glucose …read more  »


The endocrine system is made up of glands that secrete …read more  »

Eye and ear

Eye According to the World Health Organization, 2.2 billion people …read more  »


The Human Genome Project estimated that humans have approximately 21,000 …read more  »

Global health

The study of global health focusses on tackling health inequalities …read more  »


Understanding how the immune system works can unlock new treatments …read more  »

Indigenous health

Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples …read more  »

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases present a very real and significant challenge to …read more  »

Kidney health

Kidneys act like big filters removing excess water, toxins and …read more  »

Liver and digestion

The digestive (gastrointestinal) system is made up of the digestive …read more  »

Mental health

The term mental health encompasses the overall wellbeing of an …read more  »


Neurological disorders affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, …read more  »


Researchers in the field of pharmacology investigate the interaction of …read more  »

Public health

Public health researchers focus on promoting healthy lifestyle choices and …read more  »

Reproductive health

In some countries, access to information about reproductive health is …read more  »

Respiratory and sleep

Respiratory and sleep disorders Millions of people around the world …read more  »

Skin disorders

Skin disorders are common – ranging from the not so …read more  »

Stem cells

Research into stem cells, cells that can grow into other …read more  »