Western Research Themes

Research at Western Sydney University spans four interdisciplinary themes aligned with internationally recognised strengths, National Research Priorities and the future of Western Sydney. The themes are complementary, intersecting, and orientate our research to achieve impact for our partners. Research in each theme is future-focused and harnesses technologies to drive progressive outcomes.

The research themes run through our schools and institutes, activating our research in community and industry relevant contexts and the broader Western Sydney region. As platform infrastructure investments are made and governments plan for new urban futures, Western Sydney will play a critical role in the wider city, the state and the nation. The University's research makes an evidence-based and impactful contribution to civic discourse in this crucial region.

Our research themes