The SESU provides scholarly expertise and research assistance to organisations working in areas that are central to ACU’s mission and ethos as a Catholic university. Through the facilitation of partner-initiated research projects, we can help inform, shape, evaluate and develop your programs and services.
Our experienced researchers are motivated to pursue deeply engaged, high-quality and ethical research. Guided by the principles of social justice and mutually-beneficial engagement, our researchers will produce meaningful and accessible research for your organisation.Learn more
We invite you to partner with us on a research project that has meaning for your organisation. Organisations may choose to partner with the SESU on research projects that address broad, widespread problems or enhance their programs and services.
Our Advisory Group selects the research projects to be funded by the SESU and identifies relevant researchers from ACU’s Faculties and Research Institutes.Meet our Advisory Group
Following a competitive EOI process, the SESU selected five community-initiated scholarship projects from across Australia for funding in 2020.Explore our projects
Our newsletter brings SESU news, emerging trends in engaged research and updates from our partners, researchers and Advisory Group straight to your inbox.Read our newsletter
If you would like to know more or have questions about how the SESU could support your organisation, please contact our team via the email firstname.lastname@example.org
New world-leading physical benchmarks have been set for Australia’s men’s and women’s rugby union players who will be tested as part of an alliance with ACU’s Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and ...Career,Media Release
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On this year's World Day of the Sick, we are bringing together international experts and thought leaders to discuss mental health, public health and the question of solidarity in the face of this glob...
ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies is part of a new Global Safeguarding Alliance (GSA) that will promote knowledge and worldwide exchange on safeguarding and the prevention of abuse of childr...Media Release
When it comes to metabolic health, it's not just what you eat, it's when you eat it. New ACU research has added to the growing body of evidence showing how time-restricted feeding can improve health e...Research
Physiotherapists can play a central role in helping their patients quit smoking with a simple three-step intervention model, according to new ACU research from cardiorespiratory physiotherapist Nia Lu...Media Release
Educational Leaders in Australia were found to be highly motivated towards the professionalisation of the Early Education workforce, an aspect of their work that is overlooked in currently policy.Education,Research
Whether baked, mashed, fried, boiled, or steamed, potatoes are one of the most popular foods in Aussie diets, but the humble spud is a carbohydrate-based food that people with type 2 diabetes are typi...Research
New research from leading experts at ACU's Institute for Child Protection Studies will help improve supervised contact visits for about 45,000 children in out-of-home care and their birth parents.
Both elite and amateur athletes would get better performance bang for their buck using traditional carbohydrate drinks/sports foods rather than costly hydrogel drinks, according to ACU researchers who...Research
Leading child protection expert Daryl Higgins has joined a list of prominent health academics calling for an urgent change to Medicare rebates to cover families seeking parenting advice to protect the...
Ester Cerin, program leader of the Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (MMIHR) at ACU, has been awarded more than $680,000 as part...Research
ACU is pleased to announce the transition of the Ministry Leadership Program (MLP) from Catholic Health Australia to ACU. Former Director of MLP at Catholic Health Australia, Susan Sullivan has also t...Media Release
Leading British philosopher Professor John Haldane will join the Australian Catholic University this year to establish a new project to develop Catholic school education, situating this within a broad...General
Education Minister Tehan announced on 12 January, the successful ARC Linkage project for ACU, that Chief Investigator Professor Suzy Edwards, of the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Educati...Research
Our very own Professor Herb Marsh (BA Hons, Indiana Univ, MA, PhD, UCLA; Dsc UWestSyd; HonDoc, Ludwig Maximilians Univ Munich) has presented his keynote address at the 2018 Australian Psychological So...Research
Upcoming publication on international perspectives on Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education: Setting Directions for New Cultures in Teacher Education …Research
Parents frequently ask how to help their child make the most of digital technology in early childhood. In this …Research
Professor Vince Geiger, with Professor Chris Branson and Dr Jenny Martin, have been successful with an application for the research project Principals as STEM Leaders — building the evidence base for ...Research
The Trial of the GTPA was completed successfully in 2017. The Trial included the validation of the instrument, standard setting, moderation, and the setting of the cut-score (minimum acceptable level)...Research
Amid the big claims of big data, analytics, datification, and data mining, this article answers central questions for qualitative research. In the debates about the enormity and ubiquity of data in th...Research
Starting school for the first time can be stressful. Children are suddenly thrown into a foreign environment, juggling the pressure of learning new academic skills and establishing relationships with ...Research
New research has revealed people living in regional, rural or remote Australia are 90 per cent more likely to die from heart conditions caused by high blood pressure than people living in metropolitan...Media Release
We announced last month that Bryan S. Turner and Berna Zengin Arslan were the winners of the 2014 Sociological Review Prize for Outstanding Scholarship for their article Legal pluralism and the Sharia...Research
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