Our research aims to improve health outcomes for men and boys

Western Sydney University is a leader in health and medical research. Community engagement and social impact are at the heart of our work. Western was recently ranked first in the world for driving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and is a leading advocate for the Western Sydney region.

Core research areas

Our research spans several disciplines and includes work with men and boys from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, age groups, occupation groups, and regions. Key areas of research include:

  • Co-designed intervention research to improve physical and mental health
  • Understanding and addressing the social determinants of male health and wellbeing
  • Men’s mental health and suicide prevention
  • Chronic disease prevention, including obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes
  • Holistic health behaviour change, behavioural psychology and motivation, including use of digital technology and virtual reality
  • Engagement with health, mental health, and community services
  • Respectful relationships, domestic and family violence, emotional and physical abuse

Get involved

Are you interested in the research undertaken by the Centre for Male Health? Would you be interested in helping our researchers by becoming a research participant?

The study-specific information provided for each project includes details of the research being undertaken, the level of participation required (which may vary from simple questionnaires through to more involved clinical procedures), and the criteria for participation (volunteers must qualify for a study).

By participating in research you will play a critical role in helping us advance the treatment and understanding of men's and boy's health, and improve the access to health services. By donating your time to any project you will help us advance the knowledge in that area.

All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence. These projects have been granted ethics approval by the University's Human Research Ethics Committee.

We are not currently seeking participants for research projects. This page will be updated as research participation opportunities arise.