Research is essential to build knowledge and encourage innovative solutions. At VicHealth, research complements all of our health promotion investments. We support a mix of investigator-led research, strategic research and evaluation research to build evidence for health promotion interventions. 

By supporting excellent research, improving the overall skills of researchers, providing networking opportunities for researchers and connecting research to policy and practice, we increase the impact of health promotion and public health programs. 

Our annual investment in research projects, fellowships and scholarships, and centres of excellence in research and practice is approximately $6 million. Over the past 15 years we have invested more than $65 million in over 400 individual public health research projects to help improve the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.

VicHealth Indicators Survey 2015

The VicHealth Indicators Survey is a Victorian community wellbeing survey which focuses on the social determinants of health.

Survey and resources

Research fellows

VicHealth supports outstanding public health/health promotion research by awarding five-year Public Health Research Fellowships. These sought-after fellowships allow for longer-term research to be undertaken and are designed to attract and support high quality public health research talent in Victoria.

Current researchers