Societal Wellbeing

Thriving communities require not only quality ‘ingredients’, but effective ways of mixing them. Freedoms must be balanced with restraint. Form with function. Productivity with contentment. We enhance the recipe daily.

Led by our Professions and Arts faculties, we address multidisciplinary problems in numerous areas critical to advancing quality of life: water, health, security, social innovation, economic development and more. Our research outcomes influence policy and planning. And we constantly explore how we can apply this influence to make life better for all—at home, interstate and abroad.

Impact stories

Working towards wellbeing

Creating pathways to employment and wellbeing for refugee women.

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Poor housing leaves its mark on our mental health for years to come

The damaging effects of housing disadvantage on people’s mental health can persist even years after their housing situation improves.

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Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic and compassion

The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru.

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Why are green urban spaces good for us?

Investigating how biodiverse green urban spaces benefit cities and societies.

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Innovative urban transportation

The technology improving commutes on inner city roads.

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Early diagnosis

To significantly improve outcomes for children with autism and intellectual disability.

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Who to contact

Professor Bruce Northcote is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Engagement) within the Division of Research & Innovation at the University of Adelaide where he is responsible for providing leadership in achieving the University's strategic goals in relation to industry engagement and commercial partnerships.

P: (08) 8313 3278
E: bruce.northcote@adelaide.edu.au

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