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


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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Our events

  • Research
    • Sustainability
    • Built Environment and Architecture

    Towards Sustainable Urban Futures

    This event offers a platform for interdisciplinary discussions about sustainable futures, focusing on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability.

    Mon 4 September
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Register now (Towards Sustainable Urban Futures)
  • Research
    • Research Impact
    • Science

    Space Odyssey Astronomy Lecture

    Hear from astrophysicist Dr Sara Webb Hear about the future of space exploration, experimentation and even tourism, including what Swinburne is doing to prepare the next generation of space scientists with our student-led ISS experiments.

    Thu 22 June
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    AMDC301, Hawthorn campus
    Register now (Space Odyssey Astronomy Lecture)
  • Research
    • Research Impact
    • Engagement
    • Health

    Health Literacy Development with Ophelia Masterclass

    Join us in a two-day masterclass in health literacy development led by Distinguished Professor Richard Osborne - the founder of Optimising Health Literacy and Access (Ophelia) process.

    Thu 25 May to Fri 26 May
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    ATC 322 and 323, Hawthorn campus
    A$900 plus GST
    Register now (Health Literacy Development with Ophelia Masterclass)
  • Research
    • Research Impact

    Nobody wants a punch in the throat or a black eye – that shit hurts

    Join Dr Armon Tamatea (Department of Corrections – New Zealand) in exploring the complex dynamics behind the culture and control of violence in New Zealand prisons.

    Thu 20 April
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Register now (Nobody wants a punch in the throat or a black eye – that shit hurts)
  • Research
    • Research Impact
    • Science

    Astronomy talks and telescope viewing

    Hear from our researchers and students about moon landing zones, quasars and pulsars. Then step outside and gaze at the stars through telescopes, guided by our astronomers.

    Thu 11 May
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    ATC101, Hawthorn campus
    Register now (Astronomy talks and telescope viewing)

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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