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Research activity

Our areas of research strength are in the neurosciences with a focus on Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases, genetics and cancer with a focus on melanoma, and health systems with a focus on workforce development.

Featured research

Exercise Medicine Research Institute

Edith Cowan University’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute is a cross-disciplinary alliance of research centres and expertise with extensive national and international linkages. It is the first institute of its kind at an Australian University bringing together an expert team of researchers committed to improving community health and wellbeing. In partnership with national and international networks, it enhances collaboration and promotes a holistic approach to health and lifestyle.

Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care

The Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care’s research is based on a holistic approach to both disease pathogenesis and clinical care. The Centre’s research is trying to advance understanding of Risk Factors for the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease as an outcome of translational research into diagnostics and biomarkers, and enabling research into population-based health outcomes.

Research Support

The School of Medical and Health Sciences is committed to providing a high level of service to staff and students undertaking research activities through the functions of the School.

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