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Research activity

The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science is committed to high quality research that contributes positively to our society. We aim to develop practical solutions to current problems. Housing two of the University’s research institutes and eight research centres, our research is centred around five areas of research strength: Health and Wellness, Environment and Sustainability, Engineering and ICT Photonics, Security, and Society. Within these areas, the research centres provide the focus for research activity and a wide range of collaborations with other Australian and international research providers and research users.

Research centres

The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science is home to some of ECU’s most productive research centres and groups. Find out what centres are in your area of interest.

News & events

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Investigation into Building Automation Systems Security

Mr Matthew Peacock will present a seminar on 18 February discussing the internal security of BACnet managed Automation Systems.

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New paper quantifies the blue carbon stocks

Congratulations to Rozaimi on the publication of the second paper from his PhD research. His latest publication in Estuarine & Coastal Shelf Science is titled “Long-term carbon storage and its recent loss in an estuarine Posidonia australis meadow (Albany, Western Australia)”.

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Exercise Medicine Research Institute supporting Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

Exercise Medicine Research Institute Co-director Professor Rob Newton, fellow staff and research participants attended the PCFA fund raising BBQ in Perth’s city centre recently.

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Links & partnerships

The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science has extensive links with industry, government, businesses and other universities locally, nationally and internationally and is always seeking to foster new partnerships.


Researchers within the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science conduct research across a wide range of fields and disciplines, and are encouraged to explore the benefits of cross-disciplinary research.

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