Research institutes, centres and groups

The faculty’s research centres, institutes and units include faculty-based and school-based areas of research, Centres of Excellence and Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

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Autism CRC

Our vision is to see autistic people empowered to discover and use their diverse strengths and interests.

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Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA)

Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA)

The AASQA is an Australian social innovation initiative with the vision of harnessing the special talents of people with Autism for the collective benefit of those with Autism, industry and the wider community.

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Centre of Excellence for Science, Seafood and Health (CESSH)

Centre of Excellence for Science, Seafood and Health (CESSH)

The CESSH seeks to build a critical mass of scientists and researchers to ensure that Australia is seen as a world leader in seafood research within the next five years.

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Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR)

Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR)

The CPHR aims to improve health service design, management, delivery and outcomes through strategic research programs built around advancing technical infrastructure and investigating data repositories.

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Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health

Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH)

CERIPH views health promotion as a combination of educational, organisational, economic, social and political actions designed with meaningful participation, and to improve health through attitudinal, behavioural, social and environmental change.

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Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI)

Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI)

Researchers at the CHIRI are committed and focused on developing new treatments for diseases that more commonly occur with older age.

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Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre (C-MARC)

C- MARC has been established to identify the latest local, national and international findings and practices in transport and other accident safety.

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The Lowitja Institute

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation working for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through high impact quality research, knowledge translation and by supporting a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.

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National Drug Research Institute

National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)

The National Drug Research Institute conducts and disseminates high quality research that contributes to the primary prevention of harmful drug use and the reduction of drug related harm in Australia.

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Population Health Research Network (PHRN) – Centre for Data Linkage

The PHRN – CDL is funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) in Australia.

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Prehospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit

Prehospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit (PRECRU)

PRECRU is based in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. It is a collaborative research endeavour with St John Ambulance (WA).

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Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA)

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA)

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) promotes develops and supports public health advocacy in Western Australia.

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WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit (WACPRU)

The WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit (WACPRU) is jointly funded by the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Cancer Council of Western Australia, and Curtin’s School of Psychology.

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WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (WHO-EHIA)

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Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (WMI CRC)

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Research Groups

Behavioural Research Group

Behavioural Research Group

The Behavioural Research Group researches the behavioural, environmental and structural factors related to the prevention and early detection of cancer.

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Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health Research Group (BBMH)

BBMH consists of a collection of researchers who together seek to integrate knowledge gained from all types of scientific enquiry in order to better understand the complex interplay between basic structures of the brain, cognitive processes, emotional functioning and behaviour.

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Community Psychology Group

The research and practice focus of the Community Psychology group is strengths-based and aims to understand and enhance the relationships between people and their ecological context.

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Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG)

The mission of the Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG) is to make tomorrow better for people on the autism spectrum, by letting their needs and experience guide our work.

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Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Group (HPBM)

The HPBM aims to examine the psychological factors that are associated with health-related behaviour and develop interventions that will promote health.

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Language and Speech Sciences Group

The Language and Speech Sciences Research Group is a vibrant group of speech pathologists, psychologists and educators exploring a range of different areas of normal and disordered speech, language and communication.

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Learning, Attitudes, Cognition and eBehaviour Research Group

The Learning, Attitudes, Cognition and eBehaviour (LACe) research group consists of a collection of researchers who investigate and evaluate evidence-based methodologies in the context of learning, examining individual differences across a range of contexts.

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Western Australian Group for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice

Located in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University, we undertake a range of practice oriented research activities to improve clinical practice and healthcare outcomes in line with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) framework.

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