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Overview

Welcome to research at Edith Cowan University. We have a vibrant research community at ECU and actively support our student and staff researchers. We also enjoy collaboration with other universities and continually seek opportunities to work with organisations and businesses to commercialise research outcomes.

Our research

Research at ECU is growing strongly, led by successful strategies to develop a vibrant research culture.

Research themes and priority areas

At ECU we concentrate our research in areas of strength to deliver tangible outcomes.

Research publications

Browse research output from ECU staff, postgraduates and affiliated authors.

The search for meaning

The Search is ECU's biannual research publication, documenting highlights and insights across a diverse range of fields. From neuroscience to nanotechnology, and management to music, our talented researchers aim to deliver tangible outcomes to benefit communities, both locally and globally.

Research news

For all the latest research news and quotable experts delivered to your inbox, sign up to our fortnightly newsletter.

Graduate research

ECU has a lively research community that is committed to supporting research students.

Supporting researchers

Research Services provides comprehensive support services to researchers.

How to get involved

There are several ways to get involved with research at ECU.

Become a researcher at ECU

Discover how you can join ECU as a graduate researcher.

Explore commercialisation opportunities

Collaborate with ECU on the commercialisation of our research outcomes.

Donate to ECU research

Support our research initiatives through a donation to an ECU research project.
 

News

ECU awarded $1.2M for Aboriginal culture and driverless vehicle projects

Friday, 06 December 2019

Edith Cowan University has secured more than $1.2 million for two very different research projects in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.
Projects examining ways to preserve Aboriginal language and song and the future development of autonomous vehicles were both successful in gaining three years of funding support.

ECU is proud to be supporting FameLab 2020

Wednesday, 04 December 2019

We are inviting scientists, mathematicians and engineers to take part in the world’s longest running science competition. Since 2007, FameLab has seen more than 10,000 early career scientists and engineers from across the globe participate.

Bad dates and boring lives – do smartphones offer the ultimate escape?

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

A new study has suggested a possible reason why people are increasingly turning to smartphones rather than engaging with life around them. ECU technology expert Associate Professor Nicola Johnson from the School of Education believes smartphones offer users a way to disengage from unpleasant or awkward situations and wrestle back control in their dull lives.

Contact

Graduate Research School

Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2628
Email: grs@ecu.edu.au

Research Services

Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2721
Email: research@ecu.edu.au

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