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Research Achievements

In all the research undertaken in the Faculty, our aim is to produce world-class scholarship, often in collaboration with international colleagues and those from other faculties within the University. Our research in the Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Science responds to some of the major issues of our age, such as violence, religious tolerance, disability, equity in education, global language loss, and obesity.

Our researchers have achieved awards and international recognition for their work and are actively engaged in publishing in high quality journals and with prestigious book publishers, in gaining research grants, participating in international exchange and connecting with the community through frequent public lectures, performances and seminars. They are also regular contributors to the print and broadcast media, and are regularly interviewed by Australian and international media for their knowledge and views.

The Faculty is growing its international reputation in research performance. In 2019, we were ranked in the top 100 in the world for  Education and the top 150 for Sociology by the QS World University Subject Rankings.

The Faculty is proud to host four externally funded Fellowships and Chairs and have its researchers recognised by learned academics and other measures of peer esteem.

We have placed a deliberate focus on building teams to escalate research intensity and build excellence and practical research outcomes. The research teams in the Faculty are clustered into Priority Research Centres, Centres, Networks, and Groups.

Our critical mass of research excellence centres around our two PRC's - Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition and the Teachers and Teaching Priority Research Centre, and The Centre for 21st Century Humanities. The Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition is a leading example of interdisciplinary collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medicine.