About us

We acknowledge and pay respect to our Wiradjuri First Nations people by using their native language in the naming of this research institute.

Gulbali ngurambang” is Wiradjuri which translates to “to understand country". After consultation with First Nations people, we use this phrase respectfully as the name of our research institute.

Our mission

The Gulbali Institute creates impactful innovative agriculture, water and environment research, grounded in Charles Sturt’s footprint across the Murray-Darling Basin, but with impact across Australia and globally.

We emphasise return on investment to increase productivity for farmers, improve natural environments, and reduce risk in agricultural and environmental management.

The Gulbali Institute will maintain Charles Sturt’s existing program of research and its strong relationships, in particular with Research Development Corporations, key State and Commonwealth departments and agencies, and private industry to achieve outstanding outcomes.

In an exciting new development, the Institute will also undertake multi- and interdisciplinary research and innovation, focusing on:

  • optimising farm systems for performance and sustainability
  • enhancing the health and resilience of freshwater ecosystems
  • promoting biodiversity across landscapes.
Step 1


Research-focused positions

We are investing in up to thirty research-focused positions within the Institute, that will deliver impactful outcomes for, and with, our research partners.

Step 2


Dedicated business development

Providing dedicated business development support to work with partners, enabling the Institute to better meet industry, government and community needs.

Step 3


Train outstanding researchers

We have ambitious targets to grow our PhD student cohort and train the next generation of outstanding researchers.

Meet our researchers

The Gulbali researchers, comprising of Faculty, Fellows, and PostDocs, help us deliver on our research program.

Meet our researchers

Executive Director