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Sunshine Coast Health Institute
A world-class teaching and research facility located alongside the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Thompson Institute

Integrating mental health research, clinical services and teaching

Ochre Health Medical Centre boardroom
USC Clinical Trials
A USC-led initiative to enhance clinical capacity in regional Queensland, and to deliver locally relevant research outcomes
Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island. Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland.
K'gari-Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre
A research and learning centre on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island

Research news

Spider venom could be key to stopping devastating honeybee mite
4 Jul

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is investigating whether spider and scorpion venoms have the potential to save Australia’s honeybees from the invasive and deadly varroa mite parasite.

Researcher Jacqueline Burgess
Guy gamers keen to play female lead: USC research
8 Jun

University of the Sunshine Coast research is debunking the ‘boys will be boys’ myth in video games – showing most men are keen to play as a female lead character.

Jaws hold crucial insights into fate and future of tiger sharks
17 May

USC is part of an international study that used DNA retrieved from historical tiger shark jaws over the past century to reveal that population decline is changing the genetic diversity of one of the ocean’s apex predators.