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Our research

The School of Medical and Health Sciences is the lead research school at Edith Cowan University. We have three research centres and over 100 researchers. Together we have been awarded $40 Million in research funding, authored over 1000 papers, and completed 100 students over the last five years.

Our research encompasses medical science, biomedical science, human biology, human genetics, paramedical science, nutrition and dietetics, speech pathology, occupational therapy, exercise and sports science, public health, occupational health and safety, health promotion, addiction studies, and occupational and environmental health.

Using our world class facilities ECU researchers collaborate with industry and community partners to forge new pathways of research translation and lead to improvements in the health and wellbeing of Western Australian and Australian communities.

News & Events

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia video on exercise and cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. There are thousands of men currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. One effective treatment is called hormone therapy. It stops the cancer growing by reducing testosterone levels. Unfortunately, hormone therapy has some side effects that make life difficult for the men who take it.

Weight loss for prostate cancer patients

Participants required for prostate cancer research study.

Blood samples needed for melanoma trial

We’re appealing to clinicians and skin cancer centres across Perth to identify patients suitable for a clinical trial to validate our diagnostic blood test for melanoma.

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