Goal 3: Good health & well-being

At Victoria University, we are deeply dedicated to improving health through teaching, research, clinics and support services.

Our research programs approach the complex issues of human health from many angles, including disease treatment, policy improvement, and exercise as prevention. 

Our Institute for Health and Sport supports extraordinary biomedical research, such as the work of Vasso Apostolopoulos, who developed the concept of immunotherapy for cancer.

The pandemic and other ongoing crises are hindering progress in achieving SDG3, exacerbating existing health inequalities and threatening progress towards universal health coverage.
– United Nations

Research, engagement & education 2020-21

Research into health and wellbeing at Victoria University has a wide scope, encompassing institutional research in exercise science, active living, chronic disease, biomedical sciences, technology, nursing, community health, psychology, public health and sport in society.

We contribute to healthy and resilient individuals and communities by enhancing social engagement and impacting behaviour, social change, and policy changes.

And we offer highly respected courses in health and biomedicine, in close collaboration with partners in the west of Melbourne.

Sustainability on campus

VU Elevenses, is a program to support mental health and wellbeing. The program was initially run in 2020 as a live online discussion for staff and students to support people’s mental health during the 2020 lockdowns. Selected sessions from the 2021 lockdown series were recorded to be available to the general public on YouTube.