Faculty Research Centres
Faculty of Arts and Design
The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR)
The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research brings together staff, adjuncts, research students and visiting fellows who work on key challenges within the cultural sector and creative field. A central feature of our research concerns the effects of digitisation and globalisation on cultural producers, whether individuals, communities or organisations.
The News and Media Research Centre (N&MRC)
The News and Media Research Centre undertakes research which monitors the impact of digital media technologies on society. We assess the continuing influence of media content in shaping the way we communicate with each other and understand the world around us, particularly in relation to key issues such as health and the environment.
Faculty of Business, Government and Law
Centre for Labour Market Research
The Centre for Labour Market Research is a consortium of The University of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology, Murdoch University and the University of Canberra. The administrative office is located at the University of Canberra.
Faculty of Education
Centre for Sustainable Communities
The Centre for Sustainable Communities (CSC) aims to contribute to sustainable social, cultural and economic development by providing research and professional development services to communities, government and the private sector.
STEM Education Research Centre (SERC)
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education Research Centre focuses on innovations in technology and STEM education research. Our mission is to influence policy and practice through applied social and cognitive research situated within contextually-bounded settings. Our research covers three overarching themes:
- Mathematical Sciences and Technology: STEM Pedagogy and Practice
- Policy and Leadership: Comparative Studies
- Learning Environments and Communities: Design Processes and Digital Technologies.
Faculty of Health
SYNERGY Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
Synergy brings together academic and clinical researchers practitioners and educators in health, in particular in nursing and midwifery, in a collaborative and synergistic environment. In this partnership between the University of Canberra and ACT Health we will undertake research with direct relevance to clinical practice and provide practical solutions to real world problems.
Faculty of Science and Technology
The Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions (CResTS) aims to identify and develop novel drugs by studying the molecular mechanisms of specific diseases.
The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) contributes to the understanding and improved management of species, communities and ecosystems in Australia and internationally, with particular reference to the effects of human activity.
National Centre for Forensic Studies (NCFS) develops and delivers enhanced education, training and research opportunities to benefit partner agencies and the wider forensic science community.
The Centre for Applied Water Science (CAWS) aspires to be a national and international leader in applying the best science to achieving solutions to water management challenges. Building on the experience and capabilities present at UC and leveraging off existing networks and funding, CAWS will establish the university as an international leader in research and knowledge-generation in the area of ‘managed waters’.
The Human-Centred Technology Research Centre endeavours to perform world-class research that puts the human user at the centre of the technology development. Researchers at HCT undertake fundamental and applied research into the nature, creation and use of technology that enables people in all walks of life to take knowledgeable, well-informed and responsible actions. The HCT Research Centre focuses on technology research that assists humans in their life and learning, that supports them in their health and well-being, that enables them to perform and communicate better, that allows them to be more secure, and that empowers them to achieve their goals.