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Research with impact

Research at ECU aims to extend knowledge and improve the quality of life for Australians and people across the globe.

The case studies below are part of the Australian Research Council's 2018 Engagement and Impact assessment. It shows how ECU is translating our research into economic, social, environmental and other impacts.

Dance research has a spring in its step


Ballet companies are partnering with ECU to strike the right balance in dance floor design.

Crunching the numbers on nursing


ECU research demonstrates the vital link between adequate staffing of nurses, and positive patient outcomes.

A simple solution for cyber crime


An ECU-WA Police collaboration has boosted cybercrime convictions and helped lock up some of our worst offenders.

New lessons on using tech in the classroom


Learn how digital innovation can transform teaching and assessment.

Exploring the internet through a child’s eyes


Improving our understanding of how children connect to the world through the internet.

Reoffending rates under the microscope


ECU research has developed a powerful new method for determining whether some criminals will reoffend.

Understanding the causes and costs of workplace bullying


Creating safer, more productive workplaces.

Fighting cancer one step at a time


Rewriting the rules on using exercise as part of a holistic cancer treatment program.

Youth engagement secures a smoother ride for rail users


ECU youth workers and public transport authorities working together to reduce anti-social behaviour on the Perth rail network.

Turning the tap on groundwater research


Establishing global guidelines the key to managing groundwater supplies and associate ecosystems.

Seagrass studies reveal the bigger picture


ECU’s seagrass research is providing important insight on the health and management of one of the ocean's most important organisms.

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