Research Focus

Understanding and addressing the social impacts and processes of change in Northern Australia related to infrastructure development, public policy, climate change and migration.

 

Key Research Themes:

Urbanisation, infrastructure development and social impacts AND Migration, security and climate change

Outcomes:

Research Leadership

  • Sustainable partnerships and alliances
  • End User communication – Recognised national R&D 'hub' for northern Australia – target to increase the number of active, collaborative research projects with partner organisations by 100%
  • Systematic research mentoring within CDU drawing on partner programs and practice – sustainable program integrated into CDU Research Strategic Planning
  • Secondment exchange of senior academics across the program – raising the ability of CDU to attract and retain high quality research personnel – target to increase the number of research intensive staff at CDU who are employed at Level C and above by 30%

Research Training

  • Postgraduate Scholarships
  • ECR and PhD programs of systematic, contextualized research training integrated into CDU Research Strategic Planning
  • High quality supervision of PhD students in collaboration with partners – target to increase the numbers of CDU research students jointly supervised with staff from partner organisations by 100%

Collaboration

  • Regular annual seminars/symposia held – minimum of one per annum in Northern Australia
  • Additional MOUS with end users/ partners underway – from a base line of three MOUs to a minimum of five
  • All projects  involve at least two partners, and all HDR students are supervised by at least two partners
  • Increase the number of active collaborative research projects with partner organisations by 100%
  • Secondment staff exchange program evaluated against research productivity and outputs and integrated into CDU Research Strategic Planning
  • Ongoing sharing of existing expertise, infrastructure and resources between partners formalised

Knowledge Transfer

  • National sponsored Crawford Conference on Northern Australia successfully held during life of the Program
  • An e-Working Paper Series established through ANU Press
  • Monograph of annual highlights produced
  • Joint journal publications – minimum of 10 per annum
  • Joint conference papers – minimum of four per annum
  • Draft of at least one joint edited book on Northern Australia
  • Training and professional development opportunities for end users underway – with seminars held regularly (at least two per annum)