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 Research Centre in Sex Health & Society’s research). The faculty also received strong success in ERA rankings in the fields of social work and clinical science.

lower extremity and gait studies

Lower Extremity and Gait Studies

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.

See also: Building Healthy Rural CommunitiesFood for Life, Health and PerformanceHealthy Motherhood Living with Disability Physical Activity and RehabilitationSex, Health and Society .

Research programs

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.

Becoming a research student

Research students develop independent research skills and write a thesis. Work through our 4 steps to prepare your application for a research degree

Find a research supervisor

Finding a research supervisor in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Research centres

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 Judith Lumley Centre