Deakin University Australia


Deakin University has a connected approach to solving global challenges. We bring together different schools of thinking and people across disciplines to translate ideas into solutions for some of the biggest, most complex global challenges. Our research is guided by five themes:

Enabling a sustainable world

By placing sustainability at the centre of all our research, we help to prioritise the protection of all species, advance a circular economy and support the transition to sustainable energy solutions. This applies to our research in land, air and marine ecosystems, renewable energy and resource management technologies – resulting in positive outcomes for our local and global communities.

Improving health and wellbeing

We’re driving research that improves lives – locally and globally – in meaningful ways. Our research addresses the world’s most significant health challenges at individual and population levels. With global partners and local communities, we’re working to highlight inequities, improve health care systems of prevention and management, and identify innovative technological solutions.

Advancing society, culture and the economy

We’re helping to strengthen society, culture and the economy through creative and intercultural approaches to education, the arts and business. Australia’s heritage, First Nations’ knowledge and inter-cultural histories inform our solutions for a sustainable, inclusive society. We’re looking to the past and the future to strengthen inclusive societies, prioritise education and build resilient communities.

Creating smarter technologies

We’re developing technology with ethical foundations to support a sustainable, progressive society. Our research focuses on a human-centred approach to developing technologies for education, health, manufacturing and defence. We’re creating technologies that improve people’s lives while playing a key role in Australia’s economic future – delivering valuable outcomes for industry and the community.

Building safe and secure communities

From strengthening community resilience to developing cutting edge cyber security, our cross-disciplinary research builds ethical, innovative solutions to global security problems. Addressing challenges from extremist and violent behaviours, to cyber-crime, to personal and global security, our researchers work with communities, organisations and government to develop technologies and translational knowledge that result in safer communities.

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Date range: 1 June 2021 - 31 May 2022

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Deakin University published between 1 June 2021 - 31 May 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share 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.

Article Count and Share for Deakin University
Count Share
58 16.23

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
19 1.93
24 11.91
13 3.15
8 0.85

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
15.85 12.79 13.51 12.66 15.60

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Highlight of the month

Rising ocean acidity unlikely to affect fish behaviour

© Anton Petrus/Moment/Getty Images

Despite the predictions of early studies, fish behaviour is unlikely to be affected by the rising acidity of the oceans.

Seawater is becoming more acidic due to increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Studies that simulated ocean acidification in the lab and that were published in prestigious journals in 2009 and 2010 sounded alarm bells that this would greatly affect fish behaviour. But subsequent studies have failed to reproduce their results.

Now, four researchers, including one from Deakin University in Australia, have reviewed 91 studies of empirical tests of ocean acidification on fish behaviour and found that it will have negligible direct impact.

They contend that it is a textbook case of the ‘decline effect’ in which later studies expose that early studies have often grossly overestimate a phenomenon. First described in the 1930s, this effect is driven by the bias to publish ground-breaking studies. Also, initial studies tend to have lower sample sizes.

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  1. PLoS Biology 20, e3001511 (2022). doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001511

View the article on the Nature Index

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Date range: 1 June 2021 - 31 May 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 29.62% Domestic
  • 70.38% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators with Deakin University by Share (38 total)

  1. Deakin University and Monash University (5.02)
    Deakin University1.49
    Monash University3.52
  2. Deakin University and The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) (3.34)
    Deakin University0.65
    The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)2.69
  3. Deakin University and La Trobe University (2.04)
    Deakin University1.69
    La Trobe University0.35
  4. Deakin University and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) (1.99)
    Deakin University0.17
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)1.82
  5. Deakin University and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI) (1.10)
    Deakin University0.14
    Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI)0.96
  6. Deakin University and Flinders University (0.92)
    Deakin University0.17
    Flinders University0.75
  7. Deakin University and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (0.86)
    Deakin University0.18
    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health0.67
  8. Deakin University and Centre for Geometric Biology (CGB) (0.79)
    Deakin University0.14
    Centre for Geometric Biology (CGB)0.64
  9. Deakin University and Boron Molecular Inc. (0.75)
    Deakin University0.45
    Boron Molecular Inc.0.30
  10. Deakin University and The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (0.75)
    Deakin University0.55
    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)0.20

Top 10 international collaborators with Deakin University by Share (728 total)

  1. Deakin University and University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (2.60)
    Deakin University1.62
    University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)0.98
  2. Deakin University and The University of Warwick (Warwick) (1.88)
    Deakin University0.14
    The University of Warwick (Warwick)1.75
  3. Deakin University and Polymat (1.60)
    Deakin University1.33
  4. Deakin University and Qingdao University (QU) (1.50)
    Deakin University0.62
    Qingdao University (QU)0.88
  5. Deakin University and Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering (1.46)
    Deakin University1.33
    Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering0.14
  6. Deakin University and Fuzhou University (FZU) (1.04)
    Deakin University0.25
    Fuzhou University (FZU)0.79
  7. Deakin University and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (1.00)
    Deakin University0.58
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)0.42
  8. Deakin University and Quanzhou Normal University (0.96)
    Deakin University0.73
    Quanzhou Normal University0.23
  9. Deakin University and University of Miami (UM) (0.94)
    Deakin University0.47
    University of Miami (UM)0.47
  10. Deakin University and State University of Londrina (UEL) (0.93)
    Deakin University0.03
    State University of Londrina (UEL)0.90