Victoria University has consolidated its research activity. From 2018 research of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (Centre for Chronic Disease or CCDPM / CCD) is located within the Institute for Sport, Health & Active Living.
Victoria University is the only university located in Melbourne's west, where there is a high prevalence of chronic diseases, including:
- cardiovascular diseases
- mental illness.
Many residents from this region come from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and are at greater risk of developing chronic disease. A high proportion of the population is also affected by low socio-economic standing.
The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management is well positioned to address the critical need for research, action and intervention to prevent and manage these pervasive diseases.
The University has strong and long-held links with communities and organisations in Melbourne's west, increasing its ability to study and translate fundamental and applied research into clinically relevant interventions and meaningful policy.
A 'living laboratory', the Centre works with and educates the wider community about lifestyle-associated diseases that can lead to reduced life quality and lowered life expectancy, resulting in better clinical and community health outcomes.
In 'Research programs':
Advanced Food Systems and Nutrition Sciences
Our aim is to deliver sustainable solutions and healthy feeding practices for the growing future popul...
Clinical & Community Health Innovation
Our collaborative research focuses on mental health & substance misuse, maternal & child health, quali...
Immunology in Chronic Diseases
We focus on the cellular, molecular and functional immune system changes in chronic diseases, leading ...
Our mission is to conduct research which leads to the prevention and better clinical management of lif...
Population Health Research & Policy
Our research focuses on improving population health through risk reduction and early intervention stra...