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 Society (CTAS) | Professor Seumas Miller & Professor Mark Nolan

The group will consider Contemporary Right-Wing Extremism in Australia –seen as the most significant terrorist threat to Australia’s domestic security yet largely ignored by Australia’s terrorism researchers; and Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML) – TBML is the largest and most pervasive money laundering methodology in the world and a significant, but entirely under-researched threat to Australia’s economic security.

Policy & Security Science (PaSS) | Associate Professor Patrick Walsh

PaSS will provide a new and contemporary focus in Policing and Security Science research at Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) through the delivery of cutting edge multi-disciplinary research in police wellness & welfare and health security.

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