Deakin University


At Deakin University our researchers are making a positive impact on the lives and well-being of communities — not just in Australia, but around the world — through exceptional innovation and research.

Using our industry, government and institutional networks, we are building our global research footprint across four key themes, supported by four world-class Research Institutes and 13 Strategic Research Centres.

Improving health and wellbeing

Covering the broad spectrum of health, our research is helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of people and communities on a global scale. From medicine, ageing, chronic illness and disability, to nutrition, physical activity and child health, we're continually striving to uncover new frontiers through persistent curiosity and ground-breaking research.

Designing smarter technologies

Deakin is a world leader in carbon and short fibre, metals and steel research, electromaterials, corrosion, nanotechnology, composite materials and energy storage systems. Our open access carbon fibre/composite research facility, Carbon Nexus, is supporting the transition to advanced manufacturing, while engineering and IT researchers are providing robotics, simulation modelling and haptics solutions to clients across many sectors.

Enabling a sustainable world

Deakin leads one of the world’s most prestigious environmental and marine science research programs. Our scientists are helping to protect Australia’s vulnerable flora and fauna from disease, from rapid development and from climate change. In the agricultural sphere, teams of experts are providing water management advice and designing smart solutions to global challenges such as food security, sustainable agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Advancing society and culture

Our research is helping to advance understanding of intercultural relations, politics, migration, racism and governance. In education, researchers are cultivating society and culture by informing policy across all educational sectors, with an emphasis on developing partnerships and working toward achieving equity and social justice. Our creative arts researchers are also breaking new ground, often at the intersection between research, art and technology.

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1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Deakin University published between 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
82 17.36

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Chemistry 36 11.13
Physical Sciences 26 5.40
Life Sciences 27 3.20
Earth & Environmental Sciences 9 1.02
1 0.43
4 0.34
2 0.15
2 0.10

Highlight of the month

China must strengthen policies to clear the air

© d3sign/Getty

© d3sign/Getty

China needs to impose stricter national measures to reduce deaths caused by air pollution.

In 2013, China launched a US$270 billion action plan to reduce its air pollution, which is killing nearly a million people a year. Concentrations of the most harmful airborne particles, PM2.5, have been falling ever since.

To quantify the human health benefits, a team that included researchers from Deakin University studied China’s PM2.5-associated deaths between 2000 and 2017.

Annual deaths rose steadily during this time, but the rate of growth gradually halved after the project began. There were 64,000 fewer deaths in 2017 than in 2013, a relatively small decline that could be due to the overwhelming influence of other factors such as age and population structure.

The team modelled future deaths under different interventions and found that China will need stronger policies to meet global Sustainable Development Goals for public health.

Supported content

  1. Nature Communications 11, 1462 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15319-4

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 40.46% Domestic
  • 59.54% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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