Researchers in our institutes and centres collaborate with industry and community partners to advance specialised fields of knowledge.

Their research benefits local and global industry and communities as well as VU’s teaching and learning activities.

All of our research activities are now aligned with two interdisciplinary flagship research themes, delivered through six research focus areas.

Sport, health and active living research is undertaken by our newly formed Institute for Health and Sport.

Sustainable industries and liveable cities research is undertaken by:

Institute for Health & Sport

Sport, health and active living research is undertaken by our newly formed Institute for Health and Sport.

The Institute of Health & Sport incorporates and builds upon some of the research undertaken at VU prior to 2018 by:

  • ISEAL (Institute for Sport, Exercise & Active Living)
  • Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention & Management (CCD).

Contact the Institute for Health & Sport

Executive Director

Deputy Director, Research Training

Executive Officer

Administration Officer 

Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities

The newly formed Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities incorporates and builds upon some of the research undertaken at VU prior to 2018 by:

Contact the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities

Executive Director

Deputy Director

Executive Officer

Administrative Officer

Postal address

Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Victoria University
PO Box 14428
Melbourne City Mail Centre
Melbourne Victoria  8001
Australia.

Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)

The Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) undertakes economic-modelling research for governments and businesses in many parts of the world.

CoPS are the creators of Australia's best known large-scale economic models, ORANI, MMRF and TERM. Versions of these models have been developed for over 25 countries, including the following:

  • USAGE model of the United States
  • INDOTERM model of Indonesia
  • CHINAGEM and SINOTERM models of the Peoples Republic of China
  • VNET model of Vietnam.

CoPS' economic-modelling software, GEMPACK, is licensed to users in around 70 countries.

Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES)

The Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) aims to improve educational outcomes by conducting research on programs, policies and initiatives leading to improvement.

CIRES has a strong international focus with our researchers recognised internationally for their work on student and school outcomes.

Researchers have conducted research projects in every state and territory in Australia and every sector of education and training, and increasingly with researchers, schools and systems in other parts of the world.

Policy institutes, centres & groups

Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC)

The Australian Health Policy Collaboration(AHPC) promotes and supports a national policy agenda for the prevention of chronic diseases.

The AHPC contributes to the development of public policy and its practice, and to improving health and wellbeing for all Australians through evidenced based research.

The Mitchell Institute

The Mitchell Institute was established to make a positive contribution to the quality of health and education policy, and ultimately, the social and economic prosperity of Australia.

Western Centre for Health Research & Education (Western CHRE)

The Western Centre for Health Research & Education (Western CHRE) aims to create a dynamic, innovative and sustainable teaching, training and research precinct in western Melbourne.

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre was named in honour of Australia's former Governor-General and distinguished legal academic, the late Sir Zelman Cowen. The Centre provides legal education, training and research, as well as support services on law-related topics for industry, government and the community.

Feminist Research Network (FRN)

The Victoria University Feminist Research Network (FRN) is a collegial and multidisciplinary network that supports, fosters and promotes feminist research and feminist researchers.