Victoria University, Melbourne

Victoria University is located in the Melbourne, Australia metro region. It began in 1916 and has steadily grown to be one of the largest institutions of higher learning in Australia with a diverse student body of approximately 50,000 students. Victoria University is known for its research institutes of Sustainability and Innovation, Center for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering, Center for Telecommunications and Micro-Electronics, and its Applied Informatics Research Center. Media contacts are welcome.

PO Box 14428 Melbourne Victoria 8001 Australia

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Study questions social media in birthing suites

A Victoria University of Wellington study is investigating how the internet and cellphones, particularly social media, affect mothers connecting with their newborn babies.


Designing for diabetes

"Managing type 1 diabetes requires close monitoring of blood sugar levels throughout the day and regular injections of insulin," says Dr. McCarthy. "For young people this often poses challenges, as it can disrupt participation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research offers insights into impact of chronic pain

Drawing on her personal and academic background, Dr. Godfrey's research has revealed that chronic pain does not impair how people pay attention to threatening information or their ability to focus when distractions are present.


Researchers develop exciting new vaccine adjuvant

Associate Professors Bridget Stocker and Mattie Timmer from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences worked with scientists from Japan to develop an adjuvant which can kick-start a powerful immune response and trigger ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Feijoas promise new anti-fungal treatments says researcher

Mona Mokhtari will graduate with a PhD in Biomedical Science at a Victoria graduation ceremony, after conducting research into the antifungal properties of one of New Zealand's favourite fruits.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Five-year study provides insights into youth self-injury

The Youth Wellbeing Study, led by Professor Marc Wilson from Victoria's School of Psychology and supported by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, focused on non-suicidal self-injury and the factors that place young ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights in the fight against antibiotic resistance

A looming antibiotic resistance crisis, which could turn even cuts and scrapes into life-threatening events, has put the pressure on scientists around the world to come up with solutions.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Studying the struggle of self-control

PhD student Rebecca Olsen says everyone has trouble working towards long-term goals sometimes, whether it's studying, healthy eating, exercise, quitting smoking or saving money.

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