The School of Health Sciences research component is rapidly growing with a focus on collaborative research.

School research

The School of Health Sciences research strives to solve both local and global health problems facing individuals, families and communities.  Our staff produce world reaching research in their own disciplines, as well as contributing to multi-discipline research in a wide range of research settings.  Our research students are supervised by staff who are at the forefront of their professional discipline, and who are recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of their research.

Our research seeks to make a difference in the lives of people requiring support and care to achieve a better quality of life.  The diversity of the school's research interests are described under the section headed Our Research Strengths.

Our Health Sciences Research was rated as a 4, "Above World Standards" in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2015 National Report", while our research in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Oncology and Carcinogenesis contributed to these fields being recognised as a 5, "Well Above World Standards".

Research Highlights

Listed below are the latest research projects and highlights conducted by our staff.

Cancer Treatment for Animals on the Research Fast-Track

Yolanda's Team

9th December 2016

A team of UON researchers is one step closer to having their research innovation delivered through a national acceleration program.

Dr Yolanda Surjan’s RadVet team is one of 10 teams selected for ON Accelertate3 – the third stage of the national sci-tech accelerator “ON, Powered by CSIRO”.

How Are Dietary Intakes Measured?

Fruit and Veg

12th October 2016

A team of UON researchers, led by Professor Clare Collins, is collaborating with national and international experts in order to improve the understanding of how dietary intake is measured and assessed amongst Australian researcher and health practitioners.

Research Highlights Archive


PhD and Research Masters

PhD and Research Masters

Our school is committed to ongoing support of research degree candidates. We provide a high standard of research supervision in addition to material resources including financial support, laptop computers, office space and equipment, and writing and presentation skills workshops.


Centres and Groups

Research Centres and Groups

Our school is associated with a number of research centres and groups across the University and community.


Collaborators in Research

Collaborators in Research

The School of Health Sciences has a collaborative approach to research, covering a diverse range of themes such as stroke recovery, diagnosing breast cancer and occupational rehabilitation.