Research Success

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's Research Directions fact sheets. The fact sheets give an overview of research at the University.

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Whose airport is it? (PDF File 95.1 KB) (opens in a new window)
Associate Professor Donald McNeill from the Urban Research Centre is exploring modern airport configuration and design and its effect on airport stakeholders through a three year Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project.

Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine records (PDF File 95.9 KB) (opens in a new window)
Professor Athula Ginige and Professor Anthony Maeder from the School of Computing and Mathematics, Professor Alan Bensoussan from the Centre for Complementary Medicine Research and Dr Xiaoshu Zhu from the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences together with Surity Pty Ltd, have been awarded a UWS Research Partnerships grant to develop an electronic medical record information system for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.

Inter-generational play groups
Inter-generational play groups (PDF File 77.6 KB) (opens in a new window)
Dr Margaret Skropeta and Dr Alf Colvin from the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences with Ms Renee Smith and Mr Andrew Collins from UnitingCare Ageing, together with Playgroup New South Wales, have been awarded a UWS Research Partnerships grant to explore the development and implementation of the UnitingCare Ageing - Sydney Regional Intergenerational Playgroup Project.

A depressed teenager at school
Improving mental health services (PDF File 100.8 KB) (opens in a new window)
Ms Sharyn McGee from the School of Social Sciences is collaborating with Mr Charles Folami of Aftercare to evaluate a progressive adolescent mental health service. This research is funded by Aftercare, a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides mental health care services in NSW.

A woman with MS at work
Working and having MS (PDF File 92.1 KB) (opens in a new window)
Professor Margaret Vickers from the School of Management, College of Business and Law has received funding from Trauma Research International Pty Ltd to investigate the workplace experiences of people who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

A white pump of alternative fuel with a green leaf symbol on it symbolizing earth friendliness
Biodiesel from microalgae (PDF File 70.5 KB) (opens in a new window)
Associate Professor Kamali Kannangara, Dr Nguyen Tran and Dr Adriyan Milev from the School of Natural Sciences together with AusBiodiesel Pty Ltd have been awarded a UWS Research Partnerships grant to investigate ultrasound effects on extraction of algal crude oils to biodiesel.

solar-hydrogen fuel production
Solar Energy (PDF File 86.4 KB) (opens in a new window)
Dr Leigh Sheppard and Dr Maria Nowotny of the Solar Energy Technologies Research Group, School of Natural Sciences, have been awarded an ARC Discovery grant to investigate different methods of improving the efficiency of solar-hydrogen fuel production. A Partner Investigator to this award will be Dr David Kisailius from the University of California at Riverside.

New South Wales Sydney Olympics site at Homebush
Rehabilitating steel structures (PDF File 105.7 KB) (opens in a new window)
Professor Brian Uy, Dr Xinqun Zhu and Dr Olivia Mirza of the Centre for Civionics - Infrastructure Engineering, have received funding to develop an innovative technology to connect steel and concrete elements in steel framed structures. This ARC Discovery project will allow new structures to be made demountable and will increase the remaining life of existing infrastructure.

Golden wheat field, close up
Food security and climate change (PDF File 93.7 KB) (opens in a new window)
Associate Professor Samsul Huda from the Centre for Plants and the Environment is leading an international research team that will investigate likely shifts in the pattern of rain and water availability and to what extent climate change will contribute to any mismatch between crop development and water availability. The project is supported by Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research.

Senior professor explaining something to a student at the blackboard
Degrees of impact (PDF File 102.8 KB) (opens in a new window)
Professor Christine Halse from the Centre for Educational Research is collaborating with NSW Department of Education and Training South Western Sydney Region to evaluate the impact of a professional doctorate program on education quality. This research is funded by the NSW Department of Education and Training.

Nice girl and grandfather
Children's futures today in Chile (PDF File 77.9 KB) (opens in a new window)
Professor Michael Singh, Associate Professor Christine Woodrow and Associate Professor Steve Wilson from the School of Education, and Dr Juan Salazar from the School of Communication Arts are working in Chile to investigate the effectiveness of an innovative intervention in early childhood education and community capacity building in an area of extreme poverty and disadvantage. This project is funded by the Fundacion Minera Escondida of Chile.

Cuddling Indigenous Australian Couple on Their Front Porch
Community land trusts (PDF File 74.7 KB) (opens in a new window)
Dr Louise Crabtree and Professor Peter Phibbs of the Urban Research Centre, together with Professor Carolyn Sappideen of the School of Law and Associate Professor Vivienne Milligan of the City Futures Research Centre, UNSW are researching community land trusts and Indigenous housing options. This project is funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

A child looking into a hand mirror
'Mirror, mirror...' (PDF File 97.0 KB) (opens in a new window)
Associate Professor Kerry Robinson from the Centre for Educational Research and Cristyn Davies from Semann & Slattery are using innovative research methods to explore how processes of reflection and critical thinking could improve diversity and inclusion in early childhood education. This research has been funded by Child Australia in Western Australia.

Young Boys Happy Visit with the Doctor
Feasible or not? (PDF File 80.9 KB) (opens in a new window)
Associate Professor Virginia Schmied from the School of Nursing and Midwifery is leading a team of researchers to investigate the feasibility of implementing a national approach to child and family health services for children aged zero to eight. This research is funded through an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant in partnership with a number of state government and non-government organisations.

Spanish America – a Literary Laboratory
Spanish America - a literary laboratory (PDF File 81.8 KB) (opens in a new window)
Dr Christopher Andrews of the Writing and Society Research Group is studying recent fiction by Spanish American writers and how their compositional procedures are related to their political, ethical and aesthetic values. This project is funded by the Australian Research Council through its Discovery Projects grant scheme.


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