Supporting Research - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Supporting Research

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Making the world a better place

Our research community is young and vibrant yet already so many areas have been independently verified as being above world standard. These include focus areas such as psychology and neuroscience; zoology, vetinary and environmental sciences; agriculture, fisheries and forestry; and nursing and biological science.

We partner with industry, institutions and all levels of government to deliver innovative, high-quality research with real impact.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity to support research activities, please contact Kate Evans, Senior Development Manager, kevans@usc.edu.au.

Psychology clinic
Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience – Thompson Institute

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute is a world-class hub for research, teaching clinical services for Australia's most pressing mental health issues. Philanthropy continues to enable new research and clinics to be conducted at the TI, positively changing the lives of many forever. Learn more ...

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Detection Dogs For Conservation

The USC Detection Dogs for Conservation (DDC) team was created in 2015 through philanthropy and non-profit partnerships, driven by the vision to rescue high energy dogs and turn their talents towards finding and assisting endangered wildlife. This was never more important than when they were engaged to find injured koalas in the recent bushfires, allowing may of these iconic animals to get life-saving treatment. It bought our DDC team member Bear to attention of Tom Hanks and secured him a Foxtel special! Learn more ...

Koala at Qld Zoo
Koala research project

Koalas are under even more threats today than ever. Decreasing habitat, injuries and deaths from road accidents and dogs, both wild and domestic, are major threats. However, a major threat is that from two infectious diseases, Chlamydia and the newly found koala retrovirus. Learn more ...

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Ignite: spark your curiosity and fuel your interest

Over many years, this publication has become our connection with staff, students, community members and alumni all around the world.

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The Latest Research News

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Funnel web spider: credit David Wilson at James Cook University
New research on funnel-web spider toxin
22 September

While funnel-web spider bites in Australia can be deadly, a scientist from USC Australia has helped discover that human deaths are simply an unfortunate side-effect of the spider’s strong self-defence system.

PhD student Sam Van Holsbeeck
PhD student helps develop ‘bushfire scar’ model
16 September

A USC researcher has helped develop a computer model that aims to predict how long a bushfire will burn and how much of the landscape it will consume.

Graduate Jennie Chandler presents research in Berlin
Zebrafish research could unlock key to genetic defect in people
15 September

Genetic research by a USC PhD graduate in England has used laboratory modelling in zebrafish to identify a key feature of a rare kidney disease in humans.

General enquiries

Tel: +61 7 5430 1104
Email: development@usc.edu.au

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