Our Research

Health and Society Research

The School of Health and Society is rising to the challenge of tackling health and social challenges through a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary research initiatives. Situated within the Faculty of Social Sciences has provided a positive environment to explore the social context of people’s lives, how these are governed and influenced, and to explore strategies to achieve positive social impacts.

Common themes to our research are the goals to achieve social impact, foster community and professional partnerships and to understand and tackle the built, socio-politically structured and natural environments within which people live their lives. One of the School’s strengths is the breadth of research capacities, another is its multi-disciplinarily approach and willingness to work collaboratively to achieve positive social impacts.


Thomas Astell-Burt is clearing the air on the causes of diabetes.

A/Prof Thomas Astell-Burt was appointed Adjunct Professor in Population Health and Environment at Peking Union Medical College in China.

Advertising regulation needed

Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children, new study finds.

Mapping out our health

Xiaoqi Feng discusses the importance of looking at the big picture when it comes to health planning.


Last reviewed: 2 August, 2018