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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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Best paper awarded to Dr Nicolas Hart

ECU Health and Wellness’ Dr Nicolas Hart has been awarded best paper at the prestigious Prostate Cancer World Congress.

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Metadata: The answer is out there

Professor Craig Valli will present a SIG Seminar on 15 September as a part of ECU Research Week in which he explores the risks associated with metadata to privacy and security.

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Exercise to target tumours

Edith Cowan University researchers are investigating if the growth of cancerous metastatic bone tumours can be slowed by providing targeted exercise directly to tumour sites.

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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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