Our research

Research is very important to La Trobe University and our focus is to develop our reputation as a university committed to solving global problems and improving the welfare of human societies.

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)

ARCSHS is a centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships. The ARCSHS works in partnership with communities, community-based organisations, government and professionals to produce research that advances knowledge and promotes positive change in policy, practice and people's lives

Judith Lumley Centre

The Judith Lumley Centre is a multidisciplinary public health research centre in the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University. Established in 1991 by Judith Lumley, the Centre has built a strong program of research addressing issues of major public health importance for mothers, parents and their infants.

Living with Disability Research Centre (LIDS)

LIDS is a multidisciplinary research centre based in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University. People with disabilities and their families are one of the most disadvantaged and socially excluded groups in Australian society. LIDS' purpose is to promote the social participation and inclusion of people living with disability.

Centre for Research on Language Diversity

The Centre for Research on Language Diversity investigates linguistic diversity in all its aspects. Each language offers a unique window into one possible way of perceiving and interacting with the world.

Institute for Human Security and Social Change

The Institute for Human Security and Social Change is committed to supporting agents of progressive social change in development. The Institute aims to better understand, support and share the practice of activists, practitioners and collective action processes in promoting progressive social change. The Institute works to further the interaction of high quality research, policy and practice, with a particular focus on engaging nationally, in Asia and the Pacific.

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC)

OTARC is Australia's first centre dedicated to research on Autism Spectrum Disorders. It provides a vehicle for research activities, evidence-based intervention programs, training opportunities and collaboration between community services and research centres/universities involved in autism research both in Australia and overseas.

Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing (AIPCA)

AIPCA is a dedicated research and consultancy organisation within the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University. Through research, consultancy and educational activities AIPCA advances knowledge and promotes quality improvement and consumer driven, evidence based practice in all areas of primary health, community health and aged care.