Society & Economy

University of Adelaide researchers have a proven ability to work across faculty boundaries to address multi-disciplinary problems in areas critical to advancing communities, including water, health and security as well as social innovation and economic development.

Led by the faculties of the Professions and Arts, the University offers significant experience and expertise in documenting, clarifying, shaping and enriching thought and behaviour. Our research outcomes influence policy and planning, and explore the ways in which those outcomes affect people locally, nationally and globally.

We also have significant research expertise in evolutionary biology, population genetic studies of animals, plants, pathogens, as well as human evolution and migration.

Faculties, institutes and research units

Impact stories

An ally emerges in the east

Partnering with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to enhance the agriculture and health of Australia and China



Paul Arthur

Primary contact: Paul Arthur

Business Development Manager

Phone: (08) 8313 8310


Sanjee Peiris

Secondary contact: Sanjee Peiris

Business Partnership Specialist

Phone: (08) 8313 3323


Ross Forbes

Secondary contact: Ross Forbes

Business Partnership Specialist

Phone: (08) 8313 6255