Flinders’ researchers are at the forefront of health and medical knowledge, and best clinical and care practice. Through research, our academic and clinical experts investigate some of the most pressing challenges society faces today, with the view to prevent illness, treat patients, care for those in need, manage disease, and support recovery of individuals throughout the lifecycle.
Across our flagship health and medical research institutes and centres researchers coalesce to understand, find appropriate treatments for, and solutions to issues of societal importance including:
People’s vulnerability to fraud and financial scams may reveal more than just an assault on their savings.
Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health and wellbeing.
Tackling a devastating eye condition that comes in many forms.
New rays of hope for children with childhood dementia and their families.
In the fight against bowel cancer.
It takes more than treatment.
Life is complicated, and as humans sometimes our behaviours undermine our health.
Bioengineering live brain tissue to uncover the mysteries of incurable brain disorders.
The impact of a stroke on loved ones and caregivers can often be overwhelming. New resources are improving carer support.
How genetics and AI can keep an eye on glaucoma.
Could worm brains hold the key to managing chronic pain?
How research into dengue fever gave new insights into COVID-19.
Balancing chemical messengers holds clues to cancer and diabetes treatment.
COVID-19 has afflicted global populations with devastating speed – and has exposed the vulnerability of Australia’s remote Indigenous communities. Fortunately, Flinders University’s Professor Mark Shephard devised portable and rapid diagnostic test systems that had been more than 20 years in the making.
Help is at hand to navigate the thickets of dementia services.
Tackling rapid weight gain in childhood is a critical issue affecting more than 746,000 young Australians – but it can’t just focus on traditional approaches.
Support for the aged care workforce has been sadly neglected. Poor wages and poor working conditions have been compounded by insufficient uptake of technological advances and innovative practices across the sector, resulting in a crisis of care within Australia’s ever-growing aged care sector.
The microbes that are the sum of us.
People with disability know what is needed to improve their own lives, yet many assumptions are made on their behalf and change is largely introduced to their lives without their involvement.
For many people working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, confronting teleconferencing software such as Zoom for the first time has presented disorienting challenges. Just imagine how that must feel for children with disabilities struggling with language and literacy.
Clues that disclose a person’s future health may be found in utero. Studying pregnancies, babies and placentas holds crucial answers – especially when delving into the difficult, largely unspoken subject of problematic pregnancies.
When her teenage children declared their support for increased aged care funding in Australia, Professor Julie Ratcliffe realised a significant shift was occurring.
Effective health delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities requires two-way knowledge and mutual communication.
Denial of access to traditional foods, rationing and using food as social control. Recognising the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal peoples' nutrition is a step we need to take to change the narrative.
A new research centre into mental health encompasses some surprising approaches.
The genetic test for bowel cancer that led to personalised treatments for patients.
We might not be consulting robot doctors just yet, but new technologies are revolutionising the way healthcare is delivered.
Thanks to this unique online resource, the topic of death is becoming less taboo and more dinner party conversation.
At a time when industry engagement with local research has never been more crucial, professor rob saint is looking to powerful collaborations and scalable solutions to define the next era of research at Flinders.
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