Our Research

HDA is a platform for cross-disciplinary research teams to exchange ideas, establish and foster collaborative relationships and work together to benefit Australian society.

Research pillars

HDA was formed around three pillars of research to highlight specific research interactions and major research questions spanning preconception to adolescence.

Each pillar has three themes traversing basic science, clinical science, health service and delivery, social, cultural, economic and environmental determinants of health.


Our membership base is drawn from the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Flinders University, Women's and Children's Health Network, relevant organisations/institutions and government departments.

HDA fosters research collaboration spanning the following research discipline areas:

Allied health Disability Genetics Obstetrics and gynaecology
(reproductive health)
Public health
Biochemistry Economics Immunology Paediatrics Sociology
Biomedical engineering Education Indigenous health Pharmacology Virology
Demographics Endocrinology Law Physiology  
Dentistry Epidemiology Nutrition Psychology and psychiatry