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Research and Innovation


Higher Degree by Research

Menzies School of Health Research

The location of CDU makes us the ideal university for research into Indigenous populations and tropical illnesses.

For over 30 years, improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous populations has been the dedicated work of Menzies School of Health Research, one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes.

Located on the CDU campus, Menzies is also a global leader in researching tropical illnesses and the effects of the tropics on child health and development.

“Our goal at Menzies is to address the health inequalities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. We do this through meaningful research in partnership with the community,” said Heather D’Antoine, Associate Director, Aboriginal Programs.

College of Nursing and Midwifery

The College of Nursing and Midwifery offers research expertise in midwifery and women's health, birthing on country, primary healthcare, population health and acute clinical care specialties.

We are values-driven, delivering quality, innovative teaching programs and engaging in high impact research outcomes that make a difference in the lives of people in the Northern Territory, Australia and internationally.

Our new Molly Wardaguga Research Centre focuses on improving health outcomes for Aboriginal mothers and babies by reducing pre-term birth rates.

The team has a strong track record, with more than 20 currently funded projects and many national and international collaborations.

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