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Grant-funded Research Projects

Grant-funded Research Projects

The Faculty of the Professions has successfully secured competitive research grants for the following projects:



  • Adelaide Business School

    A/Prof Alfred Yawson, Prof Ralf Zurbrugg, Mr John G Tretola - The adequacy and sustainability of self-managed superannuation funds: Governance, performance, asset allocation, fee structure and compliance.

    Prof Z Michalewicz; Prof Ralf Zurbrugg; Mr A Ghandar - Computational Intelligence Methods for Financial Applications

    A/Prof PJ Wilson; Prof Ralf Zurbrugg; Dr R Gerlach - The implications for greying Australia of international property market interlinkages.

    Congratulations to Indrit Troshani and Cate Jerram, both from the Business School, who were awarded a Qantas Research Travel Support Grant in round 1, 2008.

    Associate Professor Bryan Howieson from the School of Commerce is part of a cross-University team that has won a Carrick Institute Grant for $217,000 to investigate ‘Enhancing Assessment Feedback Practices in Accounting Education: Issues, Obstacles and Reforms’.

  • Adelaide Law School

    Professor Gardam and Professor Bradbrook's four-year project is titled “Creating a Comprehensive International Law of Sustainable Energy: The Contribution of Law to Sustainable Development and Climate Change”.

  • School of Architecture & Built Environment

    George Zillante, with The University of New South Wales, University of South Australia, and University of Western Sydney
    OLT GRANT “Situational eLearning: a crowdsourcing approach to the definition and assessment of key practice-ready academic outcomes”
    Project synopsis: This project will combine hyper-immersive virtual reality simulation (The Situation Engine) with adaptive eLearning (Smart Sparrow) to provide an open and scalable platform that will support key academic, industry and student stakeholders in the definition and assessment of practice-ready learning outcomes in architecture and building.
    Funding: $217,000 (2014-2016)

    George Zillante with North China Electric Power University Beijing and UniSA
    National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Grant “Co-evolution and dynamic capabilities growth models of the Chinese international contracting business in complex environment”
    Project synopsis: In essence this project aims to improve the performance of Chinese contractors when working in the international market.
    Funding: RMB 575,000 (2014-2017)

    George Zillante, Elizabeth Grant, Amit Srivastava.
    AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) Grant “Housing and Indigenous People with a disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure”
    Synopsis: In essence this project aims to demonstrate the lack of recognition and provision of facilities for aboriginal people with disabilities.
    Funding: $175,000 (2014-2015)

    Soebarto, V., Oakley, S., Bonham, J., Babie, P.
    DVCR Interdisciplinary Research Fund “Scoping study for crime prevention through environmental design in SA”
    Synopsis: This study is expected to demonstrate that an interdisciplinary approach is required to deal with the multi-dimensions problems in achieving a sustainable living environment while it is also providing an opportunity to examine whether Sociotechnical Studies can provide insights into whether and how particular interventions such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design works.
    Funding: $20,000 (2014)

  • School of Economics

    Prof Mark Weder, Assoc Prof Fabrice Collard and Dr Jacob Wong - Understanding the Effects of News Shocks on Macroeconomic Fluctuations.

    Professor Findlay is also a participant in “Australia’s Baby Boomer Generation, Obesity and Work: Patterns, Causes and Implications”. This University of Adelaide study will receive $641,000 over three years, in conjunction with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation and Workcover SA Council on the Aging and SA Health.

  • Interdisciplinary
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