Our Research Focus

The University of Canberra has a collaborative, innovative and dynamic research culture, with a focus on producing high-quality and high-impact work that makes an early and significant difference to the world around us.

We aim to deliver breakthroughs and be globally competitive in the main areas of:

Research Foundation Plan

The University of Canberra aims to be recognised as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, focusing our research on some of the big challenges facing our society and the world.

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Research for the future

The University of Canberra is riding a wave of success across its research areas and with significant new projects underway, there’s a growing sense that our research is making a difference in the world around us.

Read about the high-quality work being delivered by our world-leading and emerging researchers in a variety of fields.

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News

  1. Emeritus Professor Dudley Creagh received the inaugural Australian Synchrotron Lifetime Contribution Award for his pioneering contributions to synchrotron science in Australia.

    UC researcher’s contribution to synchrotron science in Australia receives recognition

    Emeritus Professor Dudley Creagh received the inaugural Australian Synchrotron Lifetime Contribution Award, in recognition of his contributions to synchrotron science nationally.

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  2. Contextualising nurse-patient care

    A simulation of a typical nurse-patient interaction to demonstrate the process of patient care for an elderly or chronically ill patient has resulted in the development of a multifaceted videographic that may have far reaching benefits for the nursing profession.

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  3. Turn areas of research into relatable children's books? Challenge accepted!

    UC writing workshop sends children's books out into the world

    At the first Write a Children’s Book in A Day workshop, the UC community came together to tackle the lack of reading resources in Papua New Guinea classrooms.

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  4. PhD student creates gender advocacy toolkit to enable effective engagement

    The University of Canberra’s Joanna Richards wants to empower advocates to better engage with policymakers.

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