Keep informed on our latest research news and updates here.
Celebrating research excellence
There are many exceptional researchers across the University who undertake valuable research, win competitive grants, supervise graduate research students, produce high quality publications, and translate their research for maximum impact. The Research Excellence Awards, presented as part of the La Trobe Staff Awards Ceremony are a chance to celebrate and honour these outstanding researchers.
Find out more about our 2021 Research Excellence Award winners here.
New collaboration focuses on cancer prevention, diagnosis and therapy
La Trobe is thrilled to announce three new cancer research projects, funded through a new international collaboration. The new collaborative research program was developed by the Research Centre for Molecular Cancer Prevention at La Trobe, in partnership with the Cancer Biology Research Center (CBRC) at Tel Aviv University and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.
The collaboration between the three institutions developed from a workshop in which scientists from the institutions identified areas where complementary research could drive significant breakthroughs in cancer prevention, diagnosis and therapy.
The innovative research projects address issues that impact the lives of cancer patients in Australia, Israel and the rest of the world. Read more about the partnership and the new projects here.
Research Theme Leads appointed
Our five research Theme Leads were appointed in 2021 and we warmly welcome:
- Professor Katie Holmes – Theme Lead for Social change & equity
- Professor Richard Gray – Theme Lead for Healthy people, families & communities
- Professor Patrick Humbert – Theme Lead for Understanding & preventing disease
- Professor Jim Whelan – Theme Lead for Sustainable food & agriculture
- Professor Nick Bond – Theme Lead for Resilient environments & communities
Our Theme Leads' focus will be developing a program of research to address the goals of their theme. The Theme Leads will bring together researchers from across our schools and colleges and campuses to work towards common goals, building relationships with external partners and attracting research funding.
COVID-19 research projects
See how we're addressing the biggest health problem on our planet
At La Trobe, we are using our unique capabilities and expertise to develop research programs which will assist our community in recovering from this unique period in our lives. Our research is vital in our recovery and spans healthcare, industry and community assistance.
Find out more about the range of research happening at La Trobe in our quarterly newsletter developed for our partners, collaborators and anyone with a curious mind and a quest for knowledge.
More than $430,000 awarded to four postgraduate researchers
La Trobe has recognised the outstanding contribution of its researchers at the annual Staff Awards Ceremony
Two La Trobe academics have won DFAT grants for international projects worth $72,000
Major funding awarded to establish Australia’s first young stroke service
La Trobe researchers receive NHMRC Ideas Grants
Innovative NanoMslide will benefit early breast cancer diagnosis
Regional manufacturing to benefit from new hub
Research into breast cancer, knee osteoarthritis gets NHMRC funding
Roadmap to prevent sexual violence, harassment against women and girls
One for the dogs and cats: bequest secures La Trobe’s future research into companion animal benefits
From the time she was a kid, Lesley Humphreys knew domestic animals can change life for the better. Discover how La Trobe research has empowered her mission to improve animal welfare and companion animal program funding.
Dr Adrian Farrugia has been awarded Australian Research Council DECRA funding for his project ‘Addressing gender and sexuality in drug education’.
Recognising disabilities vital to improving maternal outcomes
Shining a light on Australia's emerging lavender industry
Deeper understanding of how breast cancer moves into vital organs
Research reveals that better training for volunteer managers is vital
Expanded glasshouses and new lab facilities for plant research
La Trobe is thrilled to share that Associate Professor Andrea Carson has been welcomed into the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA) as a Research Fellow.
La Trobe has risen 36 spots to 362nd in the QS Global Rankings
La Trobe is thrilled to announce three new cancer research projects, funded through a new international collaboration.
Osteoarthritis program improving the lives of thousands of Australians