Research projects and collaborations

Southern Cross University has a large regional footprint that extends from Coffs Harbour to the Gold Coast. We aim to create research and research training that has regional relevance and global impact. The researchers of the University's School of Health and Human Sciences bring expertise to the promotion of health in individuals and communities and to the delivery of person-centred health care.

One of the great strengths of the School's research is its level of engagement with our local and regional health service organisations, sporting institutions and peak bodies, private providers and local schools. Our partnerships guide the development of industry-relevant research and promote the translation of research into practice. Our innovative Professors-in-Residence program and joint appointments have facilitated research translation in practice, including patient safety. Increasingly, our research activities have focused on prevention (e.g. early detection of children at risk of autism spectrum disorder), and on understanding the physiological basis of the treatment and management of many chronic conditions.

Our focus will remain on translating research into practice, not only through embedding our own research into the School's curricula, but also through collaborating with our clinical placement providers and industry partners. We explore educational research in its own right, through innovation in educational technologies, clinical placements, interprofessional teaching and learning, and our emerging focus on clinical scholarship.

Updates of our research projects, new publications and other research activities are available on the  School of Health and Human Sciences Research Facebook page.