Research Centres

Research Centres

Charles Sturt University has established designated Research Centres representing concentrations of research expertise that align with CSUs mission. Centres are expected to demonstrate sustained success in an area of research that supports the strategic direction and key performance indicators of the University. Within each Centre, research activities are arranged around a number of theme areas under which collaboration and interdisciplinary research is encouraged.

Membership draws from staff across the Faculties of CSU and includes research higher degree candidates.

  • Up to 60 Research Centre Fellowships are available annually to support intensive research activity that aligns with Research Centre Priorities. Researchers should contact their Centre for details. 
  • HDR student candidates are considered for enrolment into CSU's designated Areas of Research Strength 

University Research Centres

Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) In partnership with the University of Melbourne, CAPPE (an ARC Special Research Centre) conducts path-breaking research, provides policy input and promotes community discussion and professional dialogue in relation to critical issues within the public and political domain.

Suzanne Uniacke
Director
Phone:
02 6272 6292

Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation Is a collaborative alliance between Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Primary Industry (DPI). The Centre aims to address the critical challenges currently facing the agriculture industries of Australia, such as declining rural profits and changing demography, uncertainty due to climate change and global warming, declining soil health and soil erosion, water cost and quality, the future of pesticides, bio-security, the GM and organic debate, community concerns about the environment, animal health and rights, changing markets and globalisation, changing funding structures and increasing regulation. Deirdre Lemerle
Phone:
02 6933 4398
Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) Was established in 2005 with the aim of undertaking internationally recognised research in social and environmental sustainability that enhances the livelihoods and lifestyles of people in rural and regional Australia. It builds on the recognised strengths in social and environmental research of the pre-existing Centre for Rural Social Research and the Johnstone Centre for Research in Natural Resources and Society. These centres form the principle scholarly communities of ILWS. Max Finlayson
Phone:
02 6051 9779
National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) Integrates the viticulture and wine science expertise of staff from Charles Sturt University and NSW Department of Primary Industry, co-located at the Ron Potter Centre in Wagga Wagga, NSW. The Centre is funded by the University, the Department and the NSW Wine Industry Association. A Commercial winery, vineyard and cheese factory support the University's programs in food science, wine science and viticulture. Principle research activities include viticulture, wine flavour and phenolic components, expert systems in viticulture, vine pathology, wine microbiology and dairy technology.

Alain Deloire
Director
Phone:
02 6933 2108

Public and Contextual Theology (PACT) This research centre breaks new ground in the theological scene in Australia. Traditionally theology has been undertaken within a narrow ecclesial environment ignoring the wider contexts. The twin foci of the research group, both public and contextual, point to an overriding concern for questions and issues relevant in contemporary society in the Australian setting. James Haire
Phone:
026273 8805
Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education(RIPPLE) Is a multidisciplinary research centre that conducts high-quality applied research and consultation in the field of professional practice. Within this broad rubric, central concerns are issues of epistemology, quality, responsibility and the development of intra and inter disciplinary communities of practice. Tom Lowrie
Phone:
02 6933 4328

Faculty Research Centres

Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS) This programme focuses on intelligent information systems. Such systems comprise numerous agents with the capacity to learn and adapt to and modify their environment. Examples extend from virtual environments to self-describing agents on the internet.

Terry Bossomaier
Phone:
02 6338 4683

Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Centres

Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS)

Was established in 2007 to boost policing and security research capacity in Australia amid the growing complexity and internationalisation and transnational crime in the post 9/11 environment. CEPS Conducts path-breaking research, provides policy input and promotes community discussion and professional dialogue in relation to critical issues within the public and political domain.

Tracey Green
Phone:
02 7933 2651

Cooperative Research Centres

CRC for Cotton Catchment Communities The mission is to undertake collaborative research, education and commercialisation activities to provide innovative knowledge that is adopted for the benefit of the Australian Cotton Industry, Regional Communities and the Nation.

Geoff Gurr
Phone:
02 6365 7551

CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork To identify ways of improving the efficiency of conversion of feed into live weight in growing pigs. This includes the improvement in the quality and availability of feeds, the identification of novel feeds, methods of feeding and the manipulation of the physiology of the growing animal to improve the conversion of nutrients in commercially important carcass tissues. The CRC mission is also focused on improving the reproductive efficiency of the national herd. Peter Wynn
Phone:
02 6933 2938
CRC for Future Farm Industries Is developing new and adaptable farming systems for Australia by creating new land-use systems which will make agriculture more productive, adaptable to climate variability, sustainable and diverse. Deirdre Lemerle
Phone:
02 6933 4398

Research Centres

Charles Sturt University has established designated Research Centres representing concentrations of research expertise that align with CSUs mission. Centres are expected to demonstrate sustained success in an area of research that supports the strategic direction and key performance indicators of the University. Within each Centre, research activities are arranged around a number of theme areas under which collaboration and interdisciplinary research is encouraged.

Membership draws from staff across the Faculties of CSU and includes research higher degree candidates.

  • Up to 60 Research Centre Fellowships are available annually to support intensive research activity that aligns with Research Centre Priorities. Researchers should contact their Centre for details. 
  • HDR student candidates are considered for enrolment into CSU's designated Areas of Research Strength 

University Research Centres

Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) In partnership with the University of Melbourne, CAPPE (an ARC Special Research Centre) conducts path-breaking research, provides policy input and promotes community discussion and professional dialogue in relation to critical issues within the public and political domain.

Suzanne Uniacke
Director
Phone:
02 6272 6292

Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation Is a collaborative alliance between Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Primary Industry (DPI). The Centre aims to address the critical challenges currently facing the agriculture industries of Australia, such as declining rural profits and changing demography, uncertainty due to climate change and global warming, declining soil health and soil erosion, water cost and quality, the future of pesticides, bio-security, the GM and organic debate, community concerns about the environment, animal health and rights, changing markets and globalisation, changing funding structures and increasing regulation. Deirdre Lemerle
Phone:
02 6933 4398
Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) Was established in 2005 with the aim of undertaking internationally recognised research in social and environmental sustainability that enhances the livelihoods and lifestyles of people in rural and regional Australia. It builds on the recognised strengths in social and environmental research of the pre-existing Centre for Rural Social Research and the Johnstone Centre for Research in Natural Resources and Society. These centres form the principle scholarly communities of ILWS. Max Finlayson
Phone:
02 6051 9779
National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) Integrates the viticulture and wine science expertise of staff from Charles Sturt University and NSW Department of Primary Industry, co-located at the Ron Potter Centre in Wagga Wagga, NSW. The Centre is funded by the University, the Department and the NSW Wine Industry Association. A Commercial winery, vineyard and cheese factory support the University's programs in food science, wine science and viticulture. Principle research activities include viticulture, wine flavour and phenolic components, expert systems in viticulture, vine pathology, wine microbiology and dairy technology.

Alain Deloire
Director
Phone:
02 6933 2108

Public and Contextual Theology (PACT) This research centre breaks new ground in the theological scene in Australia. Traditionally theology has been undertaken within a narrow ecclesial environment ignoring the wider contexts. The twin foci of the research group, both public and contextual, point to an overriding concern for questions and issues relevant in contemporary society in the Australian setting. James Haire
Phone:
026273 8805
Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education(RIPPLE) Is a multidisciplinary research centre that conducts high-quality applied research and consultation in the field of professional practice. Within this broad rubric, central concerns are issues of epistemology, quality, responsibility and the development of intra and inter disciplinary communities of practice. Tom Lowrie
Phone:
02 6933 4328

Faculty Research Centres

Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS) This programme focuses on intelligent information systems. Such systems comprise numerous agents with the capacity to learn and adapt to and modify their environment. Examples extend from virtual environments to self-describing agents on the internet.

Terry Bossomaier
Phone:
02 6338 4683

Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Centres

Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS)

Was established in 2007 to boost policing and security research capacity in Australia amid the growing complexity and internationalisation and transnational crime in the post 9/11 environment. CEPS Conducts path-breaking research, provides policy input and promotes community discussion and professional dialogue in relation to critical issues within the public and political domain.

Tracey Green
Phone:
02 7933 2651

Cooperative Research Centres

CRC for Cotton Catchment Communities The mission is to undertake collaborative research, education and commercialisation activities to provide innovative knowledge that is adopted for the benefit of the Australian Cotton Industry, Regional Communities and the Nation.

Geoff Gurr
Phone:
02 6365 7551

CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork To identify ways of improving the efficiency of conversion of feed into live weight in growing pigs. This includes the improvement in the quality and availability of feeds, the identification of novel feeds, methods of feeding and the manipulation of the physiology of the growing animal to improve the conversion of nutrients in commercially important carcass tissues. The CRC mission is also focused on improving the reproductive efficiency of the national herd. Peter Wynn
Phone:
02 6933 2938
CRC for Future Farm Industries Is developing new and adaptable farming systems for Australia by creating new land-use systems which will make agriculture more productive, adaptable to climate variability, sustainable and diverse. Deirdre Lemerle
Phone:
02 6933 4398
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