What we do

Our Mission

To provide a strong national focus for applied behavioural, psychological and social research in diabetes, to inform policy and practice, and improve the health and quality of life of all Australians affected by diabetes.

Our Objectives

To be a national research centre for applied behavioural, psychological and social research in diabetes, creating knowledge and impact, and training the next generation of researchers and health professionals

To be a national voice for applied behavioural, psychological and social issues in diabetes, raising awareness, and influencing policy and practice

To be a national resource offering applied behavioural, psychological and social expertise for people living with diabetes, clinicians, researchers and policy makers

Our Partners

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Since 1953 Diabetes Victoria has been the leading charity and peak consumer body working to reduce the impact of diabetes.

We are committed to minimising the impact of diabetes in the community, helping all people affected by diabetes and contributing to the search for a cure. Our work covers type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as programs for people at risk. We also rely heavily on the generosity of our caring community of members and supporters to help fund our diabetes education, awareness activities and research.

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Deakin University is Australia’s eighth largest university, with more than 50,000 students. Deakin combines excellent  research and teaching with a strong commitment to the communities it serves through strong partnerships, which are relevant, innovative and responsive. Deakin’s Faculty of Health is one of Australia’s largest multidisciplinary health faculties with five schools, including the School of Psychology, one of the largest and most research active psychology schools in Australia.


The Institute for Health Transformation at Deakin University brings together the expertise of more than 200 researchers in determinants of health, obesity prevention, health economics and quality and patient safety to address the key challenges facing our health systems. The Institute works closely with its many partners within and beyond the health sector to activate healthy populations and communities, innovate health service delivery and design, empower consumers as advocates for health system change, and drive equity and value in health and care.

Learn more about what we do in our 10-Year Report: