We’re proud of our reputation for high-quality research here at Swinburne. Our research meets the demands of various organisations including industry, government, community organisations, not-for-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs to improve the way we live and build a sustainable future.

Explore our research

Select one of the tabs below to explore the work being conducted by our ground-breaking research centres and research groups. Alternatively you can check out one of our five focused research institutes that drive multidisciplinary collaborations with industry, business and community to maximise research impact.  

Research centres

Our faculty-based research centres drive deep, discipline-based research. They are the engine room of our research performance and are also collaborative environments that support and develop our research talent, from early career researchers through to senior professors and research leaders. They are integral in enabling Swinburne to achieve research excellence and a high-ranking international reputation.

Business and law centres

Health, arts and design centres

Science, engineering and technology centres

Research groups

Our research groups are the foundation level of our research ecosystem. They are established when the quality, scale and impact of research grows beyond the capacity of an individual researcher. Ongoing development and peer support is of paramount importance with our research groups.

Other research groups

  • Cost of Living, Productivity and Inequality Research Group
  • Social Media Research Group
  • Law and Technology Research Group

Department research


Swinburne is home to two health and wellbeing clinics at our Hawthorn Campus. Both provide specialist treatment and advice and are open to members and non-members of the Swinburne community.

Looking for a world-class research institute?

Our research institutes drive multidisciplinary collaborations with industry, business and community to maximise research impact. Our flagship institutes build on the depth and excellence of our discipline-specific research activities.

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Our achievements and success stories

Our partnerships have been instrumental in effecting change with industry, government, community organisations, not-for-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Learn more about these inspiring stories.

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  • Aerial image of the Swinburne Sarawak campus in Malaysia

    Swinburne Sarawak Research Centres and Clusters

    Swinburne Sarawak’s designated research centres cultivate strength in specialist areas by concentrating resources in one place. Each centre consists of a group of researchers who collectively have a significant national or international profile.

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  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Technology
    • Research Impact
    • Science

    Nanostructured materials for energy and environmental catalysis

    Join this lecture on catalyst materials and carbon nitride-based photocatalysts, which have demonstrated potential in solar energy utilisation for future energy sustainability and environment remediation, featuring Professor Hongqi Sun (Edith Cowan University, Australia).

    Fri 18 February
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn more (Nanostructured materials for energy and environmental catalysis)
  • Research
    • Research Impact
    • Psychology

    Understanding and assessing young people at risk of violence

    This workshop provides an understanding of the risk factors for violence in young people and discusses the implications for assessment and management. 

    Mon 28 February
    9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    The Paul Mullen Centre
    AUD$375 + GST
    Register now (Understanding and assessing young people at risk of violence)
  • Research
    • Research Impact
    • Psychology

    Dealing with angry and hard to like clients

    This workshop is for anyone who comes into contact with angry and aggressive people and covers techniques to manage these encounters.

    Thu 3 March
    9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    The Paul Mullen Centre
    AUD$175 + GST
    Register now (Dealing with angry and hard to like clients)
  • Research
    • Research Impact
    • Psychology

    Working with clients who have a dual diagnosis

    This training enhances understanding of dual diagnosis and how to have conversations with people about their substance misuse, mental health and offending behaviours.

    Thu 21 April
    9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
    AUD$175 + GST
    Register now (Working with clients who have a dual diagnosis)
  • Research
    • Technology
    • Health
    • Psychology
    • Science

    Constructing and Deconstructing Public Interest Technology: Insights from the Development of ORBIT

    In this workshop, we draw on the experience of Professor Greg Murray, who led the development of ORBIT (Online Recovery- focused Bipolar Individual Tool), an online, guided self-help intervention that aims to improve quality of life in people with late- stage bipolar disorder.

    Wed 17 November
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Online Webinar
    Register now (Constructing and Deconstructing Public Interest Technology: Insights from the Development of ORBIT)

Contact Swinburne Research

Please direct your general enquiry to the research team on +61 3 9214 4859 or via research@swinburne.edu.au.

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