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

Other research groups

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

Clinics

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.

Our news

Our events

  • Research
    • Sustainability
    • Digital Literacy
    • Film and Television
    • Media and Communication

    Mobile Studies Congress - Innovative Planet: Go Mobile - Stay Sustainable

    Join us for the second Mobile Studies Congress, which will take place at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne) and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This virtual conference will feature paper presentations, panel discussions, project showcases and workshops.

    Fri 12 November to Sun 14 November
    12:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Online Webinar
    Fees apply
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business
    • Health

    CTI Public Event: Commercialising Personalised Medicine

    Join Dr Alison Todd, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, SpeeDx Pty Ltd, who will will discuss the entrepreneurial side of her research and business implementation.

    Thu 10 June
    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    Lecture Theatre AGSE202, 50 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn
    Free
    Register now (CTI Public Event: Commercialising Personalised Medicine)
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Research Impact
    • Business

    Tom Spurling Oration: The future of work depends on what we value

    The Centre for Transformative Innovation invites you to the 2020 Tom Spurling Oration three part webinar series. The series will explore beyond the second Great Depression and discuss restoring employment and prosperity in the 2020s.

    Wed 18 November
    4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
    Online
    Free
    Learn more (Tom Spurling Oration: The future of work depends on what we value)
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Research Impact
    • Business

    Tom Spurling Oration: Lifting the long tail in post-COVID Australia

    The Centre for Transformative Innovation invites you to the 2020 Tom Spurling Oration three part webinar series. The series will explore beyond the second Great Depression and discuss restoring employment and prosperity in the 2020s.

    Wed 11 November
    4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
    Online
    Free
    Register now (Tom Spurling Oration: Lifting the long tail in post-COVID Australia)
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Research Impact
    • Business

    Tom Spurling Oration: COVID-19: Inconvenient and Political Truths

    The Centre for Transformative Innovation invites you to the 2020 Tom Spurling Oration three part webinar series. The series will explore beyond the second Great Depression and discuss restoring employment and prosperity in the 2020s.

    Wed 25 November
    5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
    Online
    Free
    Register now (Tom Spurling Oration: COVID-19: Inconvenient and Political Truths)

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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