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The Office of Research and Innovation provides strategic and operational support to the University’s research program and plays a crucial role in facilitating research outcomes.

We help to build ECU’s research profile by providing support to researchers and developing and implementing research policies. We also provide links to a range of agencies, particularly research funding bodies.

Our services

The Office of Research and Innovation provides a range of services to support and inspire ECU’s research community, including:

  • development and submission of applications for external research funding;
  • commercialisation and intellectual property;
  • research community communications;
  • professional skills training;
  • building a track record;
  • facilitating collaborations;
  • providing research ethics advice ;
  • industry liaison and promotion; and
  • facilitating internal ECU funding schemes.

News & events

‘From Medicine to Movies and Back’ Thumbnail

‘From Medicine to Movies and Back’ with Dr Tom Shannon

Dr Tom Shannon will take audience members on a highly visual journey into the world of blockbuster movies, pop videos and advertisements.

Associate Professor Trevor Cullen has been awarded a $90,000 Office of Learning and Teaching Fellowship. Thumbnail

A win for journalism

Students will be the big winners from a new $90,000 Fellowship awarded to an ECU journalism researcher.

Perth-born lawyer Rabia Siddique will speak as part of ECU's Inspirational Leaders Seminar on May 15. Thumbnail

ECU’s 2015 Inspirational Leaders Presentation

ECU's 2015 Inspirational Leaders Event featured special guest speaker Rabia Siddique, who enlightened attendees with her inspirational presentation.

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Researcher testimonials

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“It has been wonderful working with people whom you know are on your side when it comes to solving problems around research initiatives.”

Paul Lavery

Professor of Marine Ecology, School of Natural Sciences

Dr Rob Holt Thumbnail

“I find the team personable, knowledgeable and eager to assist with all research-related queries.”

Rob Holt

Director, Centre for Sustainable Regional Futures

Professor Geoff Syme Thumbnail

"ECU’s Office of Research and Innovation has actively helped me in regard to improving specific research proposals.”

Geoff Syme

Professor of Planning

Collaborative Research Network

The Collaborative Research Network program is part of a suite of initiatives established by the Australian Government to reform higher education teaching, learning, research and research training.

The program aims to lead to a more productive and effective university system by focussing research on:

  • quality and excellence;
  • collaboration;
  • sustainability; and
  • end-user engagement.  
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