Our public health research at UTS is dedicated to helping inform better health outcomes for populations locally, regionally as well as internationally by undertaking impactful research in collaboration with the wider heath sector, government and industry that provides the best evidence to support significant health policies, practice and change. We specifically strive for research impact which is of direct relevance to the needs of today's health consumers, health practitioners, policy makers and health system designers – in both the public and private sectors.
A key strength of public health research at UTS is the combination of our multi-disciplinary teams' varied research expertise and strong track record in applied public health methodology, design and in taking innovative approaches. Our research is recognised locally, nationally and internationally and we have been highly successful in receiving competitive funding including from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC).
UTS’s public health research is largely conducted in two Faculty research centres:
- The Australian Centre for Public and Population Health Research (ACPPHR) houses trans-disciplinary applied public health and population health researchers who are committed to social justice in improving the health of Australia’s vulnerable populations and socioeconomically disadvantaged and under-served communities.
- The Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) is the world-leading public health research centre focused upon critically investigating and analysing a broad range of consumption, practice and policy issues around, traditional, complementary and integrative health care in Australia and globally.