The Sustainability Research Centre (SRC) was established in 2007 with the goal of conducting cutting-edge research into pressing local, regional, and global challenges of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Our collaborative, transdisciplinary approach focuses on understanding the relationships between people, place, and change. We aim to provide evidence-based solutions to policy, planning, and decision-making for a socially just and thriving world.
Climate Change Adaptation
Focuses on disaster and natural hazard management, coastal and water management issues within urban and regional policy decision making.
Environmental Management and Governance
Encompasses the sustainable management and processes associated with ecological systems of land and water, and human influence.
Incorporates the socio- cultural dimensions within food and water security, agriculture and fisheries, and tourism.
Our members are national and international researchers, within the fields of environmental management, human geography, social science, and regional planning with a passion for advancing knowledge for sustainable futures.
We have a wide range of students supported at the centre. Learn more about the current postgraduate students and their projects, as well as study and research opportunities.
SRC has had a long tradition of holding weekly seminars of interest to our members, referred to as a 'Brown Bag Lunch'. Starting in July 2021, it is trialling integrating our seminars with those of the School of Law and Society, also open to the public. Check out upcoming sustainability themed talks and slides from recent presentations.