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3MT winner top of the class

Monday, 30 October 2017

Improving how we teach very young children, the design of wheelchairs and ‘eccentric’ exercise were all topics covered in the Three Minute Thesis competition held as part of Research Week 2017.

Gut feeling: Mindful menus for the microbiome

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The ECU Nutrition Research Team lead by Professor Amanda Devine and Dr Claus Christophersen have recently translated their research showing benefits of eating resistant starch into a 14 day menu that was featured by Shalin on ABC TV Ask the Doctor, and have now created a cookbook.

New app a game changer for learning fractions

Monday, 03 July 2017

A new maths game developed by ECU and St Stephen's School has improved primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10 per cent over their classmates according to new research.

Turning Hazelwood's empty coal mine into a lake could help heal mining towns

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Turning the old Hazelwood coal mine into a recreational lake will be a challenge, but it could provide an economic boost for the area.

Ethical supervisors are the elusive spark of students’ prosocial behaviour

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2017 > 03

Researchers have examined whether ethical supervisors could have a positive influence on the behaviour of their students.

A fatty liver could break your heart

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2016 > 10

A researcher who has found that a change in diet can drastically reduce build-up of dangerous fat on people’s livers has won ECU’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

It actually is rocket science

Thursday, 19 May 2016 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2016 > 05

Samantha Ridgway is a rocket scientist. Literally. The ECU School of Science PhD candidate is the first Australian woman to be certified as a Level 3 Rocketeer and now she’s hoping to launch a five metre tall home-made rocket.

What is killing Australia's smallest owls?

Monday, 16 May 2016 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2016 > 05

PhD Candidate Michael Lohr wants to know why Australian boobook owls are disappearing. Watch the video to find out how he’s trying to stop their decline.

ECU research: making a difference in regional WA

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2016 > 04

An ECU-designed app aims to support local learning in regional WA.

New ECU Presentation Series 'GetLINKED!'

Monday, 07 March 2016 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2016 > 03


ECU’s GetLINKED! is a new and exciting series that aims to deliver a mix of presentations and practical workshops for industry, entrepreneurs and researchers alike.

ECU supports international science communication competition ‘Famelab’

Monday, 25 January 2016 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2016 > 01

'Famelab' is a science communication competition which aims to find, develop and mentor young science and engineering communicators, and get everyone ‘talking science’ in the media-intensive environment in which we live.

A marked improvement in ECU’s research standard

Monday, 14 December 2015 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2015 > 12


The recent release of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) outcomes reveal that ECU researchers are producing higher quality research outputs than ever before. 

'Eye Drive' wins inaugural pitch competition

Monday, 14 December 2015 Centres > Office of Research and Innovation > News and events > Office of Research and Innovation > 2015 > 11

The ECU Enterprise Tuesday Watermark Competition aimed to encourage the development of ideas, business ventures and research that make a difference.

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