Clinical & Community Health & Wellbeing

The Clinical and Community Health and Wellbeing research program aims to enhance and promote individual and community health and wellbeing.

Our applied and translational research takes place in clinical environments, communities and workplaces. It encompasses cultural and community concerns, within the broad themes of social equity and diversity.

Our research interests

The Clinical and Community Health and Wellbeing research program has approximately 23 staff and higher-degree research students.

Our research focuses on the following areas:

  • acute and chronic conditions
  • diabetes in pregnancy
  • identity
  • men’s health
  • mental health and addiction
  • pregnancy risk
  • wellbeing
  • women’s health
  • workforce development and capacity building.

Partners, funders & collaborators

  • Behavioural Neurotherapy Clinic, Australia
  • BioScreen, Australia
  • CFS Discovery Centre, Australia
  • Hope Street Youth and Family Services, Australia
  • Mercy Health, Australia
  • North Western Mental Health, Australia
  • Turning Point, Australia
  • Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, Australia
  • Western Health, Australia
  • Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), Australia
  • Victoria Cooperative on Children’s Services for Ethnic Groups (VICSEG), Australia.

Research group leaders

Capacity Building in Health & Wellbeing
Professor Jenny Sharples

Cyberpsychology & Online Behaviour
Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos

Maternal & Child Health
Professor Clint Moloney