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Emerging Areas of Research

Health and Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing research cluster aims to undertake scholarly research that is meaningful to people, families and communities within the Northern Rivers Region and beyond. The research will focus on clinical, health service, health policy, health promotion and disease prevention research, as well as research which addresses the structural and systemic factors that impact on health and wellbeing in a broader sense.

Higher Education Policy and Practice (HEPP)

The HEPP research cluster focuses on attracting external research funds, encouraging publication in highly-regarded journals, supporting doctoral and other research students, and supporting a series of research seminars on higher education policy and practice.


The Neuroscience research cluster will investigate the neural correlates of perception, action, cognition, consciousness, and social cognition, and of neurodegenerative diseases affecting these functions.

Updated: 23 March 2015