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Research activity

Research activity

The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies is proud of its research achievements and collaborative relationships in the South West precinct.

The Faculty is committed to high quality research that contributes positively to our community, specialising in interdisciplinary research relevant to regional Australia. Our areas of research focus include; social capacity building, the ageing workforce, regional tourism and mental health.

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Research centre

The ECU South West Research Centre based at Edith Cowan University's South West Campus Western Australia specialises in interdisciplinary research relevant to regional Australia, especially the south west. The centre's research focuses on the development of healthy, inclusive and sustainable communities in the regional and rural areas of Western Australia.

Areas of research include:

  • Social capacity building
  • Supporting healthy communities
  • Ageing workforce
  • E-commerce
  • Studies of children and youth
  • Regional tourism
  • Mental health
  • Regional health services.

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Links and partnerships

ECU South West has expanded the community engagement aspect of the ECU South West Research Centre, by forming an Industry Reference Group.  The Industry Reference Group is comprised of researchers as well as community and industry representatives from a range of community organisations and professions.

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