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Research highlights

  • Menzies staff talking to healthcare workers about providing care during COVID19 response

    Assisting with the COVID-19 response

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) researchers and clinicians are using their expertise, experience and local community contacts to develop enduring solutions to the current COVID-19 pandemic to improve health outcomes and wellbeing across Northern Australia, with our neighbours in Timor-Leste and around Australia.

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  • Dr Tracy Woodroffe Newsroom

    The future of Indigenous education in Australia

    Dr Woodroffe’s research explores the importance of pre-service Indigenous cultural teacher education in the urban context by talking to both new and more experienced teachers.

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  • Metal

    Advanced Manufacturing Alliance

    The Advanced Manufacturing Alliance is a joint initiative between CDU and SPEE3D utilising world-first 3D metal printing technology.

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  • Hands atop a projection of a topographical landscape

    Projection Augmented Landscape Models

    The use of innovative Projection Augmented Physical Landscape technology is bringing science and local Indigenous knowledge together in a way that facilitates two-way learning about environmental history and science in the very diverse, cross-cultural, cross-linguistic space of northern Australia.

    The approach, developed by Rohan Fisher from Charles Darwin University, uses simulation games of landscape process projected onto 3D printed landscapes or sand that is shaped to fit the terrain. The projection augmented landscapes look spectacular, like an animated hologram of country, they are multi-sensory and interactive, pulling people into learn and teach by providing a stage to elicit and share local stories from the land. More information at

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  • Sunrise over Darwin harbour

    A new approach to manage Darwin Harbour

    Traditional Owners, along with many other stakeholders, will work together on developing the Integrated Report Card. Over the next few years, the Report Card will track the health of Darwin Harbour to allow informed decision making towards a sustainable future for all those living in the surrounding area.

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  • Dr Sarah Ireland

    Dr Sarah Ireland discusses her work in the remote region of Arnhem Land

    Dr Ireland's research project, 'Caring for Mum on Country', looks at how Indigenous knowledge can be used to empower women to become "Doula", Indigenous childbirth companions.

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Our research institutes and centres

Menzies School of Health Research

Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods

Northern Institute

Energy and Resources Institute

The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre

The Australasian Centre for Resilience Implementation for Sustainable Communities

Research news

  • Daniel Bressington is in the top two per cent of influential researchers in his field of nursing.

    Researchers at CDU some of the most influential in their fields

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers have maintained their international reputations as some of the most influential in the world.

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  • CDU Conservation Professor Stephen Garnett with the Action Plan for Australian Birds 2020 book he edited that identified 216 threatened birds in Australia.

    CDU and BirdLife Australia release Action Plan for Australian Birds

    A landmark new report launched today released by BirdLife Australia and Charles Darwin University (CDU) shows a worrying number of Australia’s birds are closer to extinction than they were a decade ago.

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  • Traditional Owner Ryan Barrowei teaches his nephew Laith Douglas how to use the drone to see Country after cool fire management at Jarrangbarnmi.

    First Nations-led protocols guiding responsible drone use on Traditional Land

    A First Nations-led project focusing on drone use guided by Traditional Owners in Kakadu National Park has developed protocols for responsible and ethical use of drones and other technologies on First Nations owned and managed land in Australia.

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