The Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University conducts, facilitates and promotes a diverse range of high quality research which advances knowledge in health sciences.
Our World Class Research
Our Research ranked 5 (well above world standard) in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) in Human Movement and Sports Science, Nursing and Other health (encompassing the Australian Centre for Sex Health & Society’s research). The faculty also received strong success in ERA rankings in the fields of social work and clinical science.
The research being undertaken is into the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system and causes, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disease, with a particular emphasis on lower extremity disorders and those affecting balance and gait.
The faculty has 7 strong research programs in building healthy rural communities; food for life, health and performance; healthy motherhood, living with disability, lower extremity and gait studies, physical activity and rehabilitation; and sex, health and society.
Research students develop independent research skills and write a thesis. Work through our 4 steps to prepare your application for a research degree
Finding a research supervisor in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Our staff have diverse and varied research interests and areas of expertise. Our research specialisations are in human movement, public health, sexual and reproductive health, social participation, nursing, midwifery, and clinical and therapeutic sciences
We have 3 research centres and institutes including the Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing, the Australian Research Centre for Sex Health and Society and the Mother and Child Health Research Centre