Sturt Scheme Research Groups

The Sturt Scheme was introduced to support areas of research that will not be covered by the three focussed research areas as approved by Council (Ag, Water and Environment; Rural Health; Cyber and Data).

The Scheme is designed to support new groups who have the potential to contribute positively to the University’s research performance, particularly in relation to Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ratings.

Contemporary Threats to Australian Security (CTAS) | Associate Professor Marcus Smith

The group has four research streams: Threats to Domestic Security, Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML), Health Intelligence Early Warning, and Genomic Security, and seeks to contribute to knowledge and policy in these fields.

The group has three postdoctoral fellows and other researchers drawn from staff within Charles Sturt’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security and Centre for Law and Justice. It has secured external funding from the NHMRC, NSW Government and Office of National Intelligence. Its research has been disseminated widely through journals, monographs, submissions to government, media engagement and conferences.

Regional Work and Organisational Resilience | Associate Professor Larissa Bamberry and Associate Professor Gene Hodgins

Regional Work and Organisational Resilience research group will focus on the physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing of the workforce (with a particular focus in regional areas), and its effective management to increase organisational resilience for societal good.

Our research

Accelerating Interdisciplinary Education Research | Associate Professor Amy MacDonald; Associate Professor Lena Danaia; Professor Sharynne McLeod; Dr Tamara Cumming

The Accelerating Interdisciplinary Education Research (AIER) Program presents a transformative educational research program. This program builds on the existing strength of education research at the University.

Future of the Professions Research Group | Associate Professor Steve Clarke

What are professional obligations? How do these change over time? There is a foundational debate in applied ethics on the nature of professional obligation. In what ways can community engagement and curriculum co-creation enhance education for the professions? Through partnerships with industry, priority community issues can be explored and strategies developed to enhance professionals’ capacity to respond to urgent challenges spelled out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Ageing Well in Rural and Regional Australia | Associate Professor Melissa Nott, Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health

This new research group formalises the activity of the Ageing Well Research Group into a cohesive network that brings a regional focus to communities and partnerships that address the broader social and cultural determinants of health outcomes that are person-centred rather than disease specific. In executing our research, the vision is to shape the ageing agenda through collaboration with older adults and their caregivers, health professionals, service providers, and policy makers to jointly find solutions, strategies and pathways towards healthy ageing in regional and rural communities