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Human behaviour, work and society

Better understanding of individual, organisational and societal behaviour, brings new innovation and discoveries that can create a brighter and more sustainable future for us all. UniSC researchers are advancing new ways to deter dangerous and criminal behaviour, designing more sustainable urban environments and finding opportunities to optimise and manage complex systems and behaviour in workplaces and communities.


Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems

Optimising people, technology and their environment.

World leading research in the areas of safety, security, urban design and transport.

Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research

Collaborating with Pacific peoples to enhance primary production, community health and the environment in the Pacific Islands region.

Thompson Institute

Bringing new understanding to factors impacting mental health through novel clinical and neurobiological studies to address Australia's most pressing mental health issues.

Research spotlight

Researcher investigates role of urban design in mitigating health risks from "urban heat islands"

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher says extreme heat needs the same research and policy focus as other natural hazards.

New app to improve road safety for nation’s cyclists

In the world-first initiative, researchers from UniSC’s Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems are gathering data from cyclists in all states to better understand how and why incidents occur – and how to stop them happening in the future.

Making the world a safer place

Professor Paul Salmon has been named one of Australia’s top researchers for his work to understand why accidents and injuries happen.