About our research

The School of Arts and Social Sciences is a diverse School with scholarship conducted across a wide range of disciplines: the humanities, cultural studies, creating writing and visual arts, film and media, sound and music, the social sciences and social welfare. 

Researchers in the school regularly publish in national and international journals, exhibit and perform in major artistic venues across Australia and internationally, and supervise post-graduate students in a wide range of areas.

Community engaged research is also a key area of focus for the School, with researchers in the School engaging with community organisations and local businesses around issues such as food security, homelessness and creative arts.

Research Areas 

The School is home to two research clusters which focus the interests of many of the researchers in the School. These research clusters are indicators of the strong emphasis the School of Arts and Social Sciences places on social and environmental issues, in turn a reflection of the histories and values of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Also see other research projects underway in the School.

Research Report

School of Arts and Social Sciences Research Report 2019


Visit the University‚Äôs ePublications webpage for the School of Arts and Social Sciences for details about recent publications and creative works by researchers in the School.

Director of Reseach: Associate Professor Grayson Cooke E: grayson.cooke@scu.edu.au

Director of Community Engagement: Associate Professor Adele Wessell E: adele.wessell@scu.edu.au