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:

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

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Research Insights

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How do people feel about sentencing sex offenders?

University of Canberra criminology expert Dr Lorana Bartels describes her research project which aims to gauge informed public opinion on sentencing sex offenders.

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News

  1. The lumosity app running on a mobile device, the icon appears as a head with cogs spinning within it

    App illuminates UC researcher’s work on Parkinson’s

    By incorporating brain-training app Lumosity into her work with Parkinson’s disease sufferers, University of Canberra’s Hayley Teasdale aims to improve brain performance

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  2. A scared looking young boy with his head in his hands, sits on a flight of stairs

    UC research delves into mother-son sexual abuse

    PhD student Lucetta Thomas investigates the taboo subject of mothers sexually abusing their biological sons and has found that myths may obscure our understanding

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  3. FARE CEO Michael Thorn with senior policy officer Sarah Ward and University of Canberra researchers Professor Kerry McCallum and Dr Kate Holland

    UC study: expectant mums want clear picture on alcohol

    University of Canberra research finds mums are navigating a maze of mixed messages when it comes to drinking alcohol while pregnant

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  4. A boat washed ashore by Typhoon Haiyan, graffiti on the side reads 'we need foods, rice and water.'

    Voices unheard in disaster recovery: UC research

    University of Canberra researcher Nicole Curato has found not everyone gets a say about building better communities in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

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