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.

Our research

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

Research centres

Our 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

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
    • Innovation
    • Research Impact

    Launch of the Encyclopedia of Australian Science and Innovation

    Celebrates the re-branding and new home of the Encyclopedia of Australian Science and Innovation, and those contributing to its new life.

    Thu 24 November
    5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
    AGSE202, Hawthorn campus
    Free
    Register now (Launch of the Encyclopedia of Australian Science and Innovation)
  • Research
    • Research Impact

    The Vanishing Criminal

    Join Professor Don Weatherburn PSM in his research into the why and how behind the unprecedented 20-year drop in crime rates recorded in every Australian state and territory from 2001 to 2021.

    Thu 17 November
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    BA 302, Hawthorn campus
    Free
    Register now (The Vanishing Criminal)
  • Thought Leadership
    • Research Impact
    • Diversity
    • Engagement

    A Night with the Outer Sanctum: Inside the Group Chat

    Join Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group and award-winning podcast team The Outer Sanctum as they engage with big ideas and challenging problems in sport and beyond.

    Mon 5 September
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    ATC and online
    Free
    Register now (A Night with the Outer Sanctum: Inside the Group Chat)
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Research Impact

    Tom Spurling Oration: How different types of proximity affect the performance of innovation networks and precincts

    Our speaker Professor Ron Boschma (Utrecht University) is the leading international authority on how different forms of proximity (cognitive, organisational, social, institutional and spatial) affect firms in innovation ecosystems.

    Mon 7 November
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    AMDC 301, Hawthorn campus
    Free
    Register now (Tom Spurling Oration: How different types of proximity affect the performance of innovation networks and precincts)
  • Research
    • Research Impact

    The Health Effects of Prison

    Join us as Professor Matthew Lindquist (Stockholm University) presents the findings of research examining the health effects of increased imprisonment time and of receiving an ADHD diagnosis in prison.

    Thu 15 September
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Online
    Free
    Register now (The Health Effects of Prison)

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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