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Research at ECU aims to expand knowledge and improve the quality of life for all Australians and communities across the globe. You are invited to connect with ECU’s world-class research during Research Week 2017 (18 - 23 September). Through interactive sessions, poster displays, presentations and networking events, you will be able to find out how ECU researchers and students are addressing some of the world’s most pressing social, political, economic and environmental issues. Get your Research Week tickets here.


3MT winner top of the class

Monday, 23 October 2017

Improving how we teach very young children, the design of wheelchairs and ‘eccentric’ exercise were all topics covered in the Three Minute Thesis competition held as part of Research Week 2017.

Tracey Edwards Synergies of Meaning

Connect with Culture at ECU Research Week 2017

Thursday, 31 August 2017

This September, ECU will host the 9th annual Research Week, with an exciting line-up of events showcasing the amazing research culture at the University. Visit ECU’s Mount Lawley campus for an opportunity to connect with researchers in Education, Media, and Creative and Performing Arts.


This year's Research Week focuses on how we can ‘Connect with the Big Picture’. Learn how you can link and collaborate with research partners, industry and the broader community during the week.

Research Week Launch - Connect with the Big Picture
Network with the ECU research community at the Research Week 2017 Launch.

Very early identification and intervention for autism: How close are we to the new frontier?
Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Telethon Kids Institute, discusses up to the minute research developments regarding early identification and intervention in Autism

Program of events


Your Research in a Nutshell
YRIAN incorporates the Three Minute Thesis for research students and a competition is for early-career researchers who will battle it out to communicate their contemporary research or creative outputs ‘in a nutshell’. Be part of the audience and hear about ECU’s cutting-edge research.

Research poster competition
Winning posters from school poster presentations will be exhibited in central locations during Research Week and throughout the year.

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