School research

Our schools have a strong focus on research. Staff within our schools are doing some exciting research within their fields.

  • School of Education
    Research into teacher education is a major part of our research, supporting our teacher education programs in school education, early childhood education, and vocational education and training. Our researchers are active in policy research in these sectors. Much of our publication activity addresses systematic disadvantage such as low socio-economic status, cultural diversity, regionality, and educational opportunities. We also have a focus in curriculum areas especially STEM.
  • School of Health and Life Sciences
    Our focus is on education excellence and innovative research. We have a wide range of health and science related disciplines including human movement and sport sciences, impact ecology, exercise and genes, biological science and psychology
  • School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions
    The School engages in health and clinical nursing research that prepares individuals to work in innovative practice partnerships and enhances safety.
  • School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology
    A common theme which underpins our research is a concern with the impact of that research on the environment, society and economy in which we live on a region
  • Federation Business School
    Our research focus is on the role of business enterprise and economic progress in the regional context, especially with regard to business innovation and ecologically sustainable development.