Research at Western Sydney

Western Sydney University is a research institution driven by impact.

We believe excellent research and practical outcomes are essential parts of our overarching research mission. Our research has real impact upon the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our regional, national and international communities.

The University invites outstanding graduate researchers, innovative new generation researchers and established researchers to consider joining or collaborating with us.

Professor Deborah Sweeney
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research, Enterprise and International)

Research Services

Research Services provides an integrated suite of services supporting the University's research effort through the development of contracts and agreements, and the provision of application advice and grant writing support to researchers; research policy implementation and development; maintenance and provision of research data; and the monitoring and promotion of ethical research practice.


Business Services

The Business Services team connects business, government and the community with Western Sydney University by establishing external linkages and identifying partnership opportunities for commercial research, professional consultancy, commercialisation opportunities, access to intellectual property and expertise, and to the University's cutting-edge research facilities. Our team of dedicated business support professionals is available to discuss your specific needs and interests.


Our Stories

Agri-tech and Protected Cropping

Agri-tech and Cropping

Labor makes $20 million commitment to grow Western Sydney University's agtech expertise

Plant Respiration

Plant Respiration

Plants release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration than expected

Protecting Australian Grasses

Australian Grasses

Looking beyond climate change scourge and toward greener pastures

Heat Stress

Summer heat waves impede animal reproduction