We are committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good. As part of this pursuit, we engage in research that creates real change with sustainable outcomes, partnering and working closely with organisations and individuals that can help us achieve those outcomes.
Research engagement is the interaction between researchers and research end-users. This includes industry, government, non-governmental organisations, communities, and community organisations.
Engagement with researchers benefits the community by bringing much needed expertise to solving complex real-world problems. It improves the health, wellbeing and prosperity of individuals, organisations and communities.
Engagement with ‘end-users’ benefits researchers by enabling them to understand and solve real world problems, providing access to research participants and intervention sites, and increasing the competitiveness of their grant applications.
When we engage with end users we create a mutually beneficial transfer of knowledge, technologies, methods or resources. Essentially, research impact is the contribution that research makes to economy, society, environment or culture, beyond the contribution to academic research.
Child safety is a priority for everyone, everywhere. Our Safeguarding Children and Young People portal links organisations to resources, training and up-to-date research, helping them create an environment that’s transparent and accountable for keeping children safe.Visit the portal
We encourage our staff and students to engage with the community through community giving and volunteering opportunities. Check out our curriculum program for undergraduate students and opportunities for our staff.Find opportunities
The relationship between health and religion is complex. This collaborative program aims to contribute to the body of evidence on the benefits of pastoral care to patients, staff and families.Explore the program
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
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
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
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
This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democra...Research
Diabetes is a National Health Priority area and the sixth leading cause of death in Australia. Currently 280 Australians develop diabetes every day – that is one person every five minutes. Type 2 Diab...Research
The Exercise and Nutrition Research Program (ENRP) is based at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. The ENRP is currently seeking applicants for...Research
We are committed to ethical research conducted with integrity and respect for the rights and interests of participants.Our standards
Contact our team to find out more about how you or your organisation can engage with our research and researchers.Talk to us
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