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Health & Human Sciences


With research teams across all disciplines, we offer an abundance of research opportunities for students.

We collaborate closely with the world-leading Menzies School of Health Research.

Menzies School of Health Research

Menzies’ work addresses critical issues such as mental health, nutrition, substance abuse, child health and development, as well as chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney disease and heart disease. Menzies are research leaders in life-threatening illnesses in the Asia-Pacific, such as malaria, melioidosis and tuberculosis.

Menzies endeavours to break the cycle of disease and to reduce health inequities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, particularly for disadvantaged populations. Their mandate is to seek enduring solutions to problems that matter; the kind that when tackled, have the potential to make an immense difference to the quality of lives both here and abroad. 

Find out more about Menzies School of Health Research.

Higher Degree by Research

With research teams across all disciplines, we offer an abundance of research opportunities for students, enhanced through collaboration with the world leading Menzies School of Health Research.

  • How can workplaces help employees with mental health problems?
  • Is mindfulness a cross cultural construct?
  • How can we help communities cope after a disaster?
  • Are there ways to get people to learn quicker and remember more?
  • Why do people gamble?
  • How can we enhance resilience?
  • Can we thrive in the face of risk and adversity?

How to Apply for HDR

The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) at CDU can guide you through the HDR application process.

Find out more about the HDR application


The right supervisor can help you develop your project outline and provide the support needed to help you complete your degree. The College of Health & Human Sciences supports research students in a broad range of areas.

The CDU Research Web Portal can help identify research-active CDU staff who are registered to supervise HDR projects. Use the search function to search by area of expertise or click on 'profiles' to browse by name. 

CDU 3MT Competition Awards

The Three Minute Thesis final will showcase entries from CDU innovative PhD candidates who have 180 seconds to explain their research and why it is important. 

To view the finalists' video entries and vote for your favourite, visit CDU 3MT Competition Awards.

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Available Postgraduate Projects

We welcome prospective research students to undertake their research journey at the College of Health and Human Sciences

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