Charles Sturt University researchers are collaborating with businesses and the community to find new ways to create meaningful impact on local, national and global levels.
These case studies highlight the breadth of research at Charles Sturt University, and our ability to bring together experts from a range of disciplines to explore real world problems. Our research generates insights to address issues of deep social significance, inform policy and decision making, and to support people and communities to flourish.
When our brightest minds in research and business collaborate to create cutting-edge solutions and job-creating enterprises, these businesses are three times more likely to experience productivity growth.
– National Innovation and Science Agenda Report
What is research impact?
Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that research makes to the economy, society, culture, national security, public policy or services, health, the environment, or quality of life, beyond contributions to academia.
Ecological Pest Control
Achieving food security whilst reducing dependence on hazardous inputs is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity
Understanding the experiences of older people and including them as partners in service provision.
The research backed a community driven initiative for cultural revitalisation in the Wiradjuri nation of central and southern NSW.
Diabetes screening clinic improves community health
The research led to improved quality of life and reduced morbidity and mortality for program participants.
Emergency services, community service organisations and the community collaborate to build resilient communities.
Children's literacy through storytelling
Making learning to write a fun and positive experience for kids by linking drawing and storytelling.
Water ecosystem health
Working with water management organisations and communities, and contributing to planning and decision-making for this valuable resource.
Planting perennials to individualise farming systems; increasing profits and reducing environmental impact.
Informing how child abuse cases with multiple accusations against a single person are dealt with.
Sustainable livestock grazing
Supporting the Chinese government to restore nearly degraded grasslands, improving the livelihoods of impoverished herders.