The Centre works in a variety of different areas including:

  • Land Use Challenges
  • Community Well-Being
  • Regional Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Industry Analysis
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Ecological Sustainability

To better examine these complex, diverse and challenging areas, the Centre utilises multiple research methods including:

  • Qualitative research through interviews, focus groups and ethnographies
  • Quantitative research undertaken through personal, online and phone surveys
  • Mixed methods or research through a triangulation of both qualitative and quantitative approaches

Through the effective application of in-depth and comprehensive research methods the Centre has demonstrated capacity to:

  • Provide a sound evidence base to better understanding individuals, communities and industries
  • Provide policy advice and planning services
  • Establish stakeholder engagement frameworks
  • Host professional development courses and workshops

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.