Better policies, better lives.

The Stretton Institute facilitates stronger links between government, industry and the University of Adelaide by bringing together policy researchers and experts to address key policy issues.

About us

Our researchers are dedicated to connecting current and rigorous research to policy issues.

Our research

We drive a multi-disciplinary and multi-method policy research approach to address issues important to South Australia, Australia and globally.

Hugh Stretton AC

The Stretton Institute is named in honour of one of Australia’s leading public intellectual and social-democratic thinkers 

2020 Annual Report

The Stretton institute was established in early 2020. Read all about the institute's first year, it's initiatives, publications, prizes and awards, in the 2020 Annual Report.

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Stretton Institute webinars brings current research to policy issues and debates that are of relevance to government and industry. All webinars are recorded.

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Stretton Institute policy briefs

Stretton Institute policy briefs brings the latest analysis to key policy issues.

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Policy & engagement

We facilitate stronger links between government, industry and researchers from across the University of Adelaide. 

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Hugh Stretton Oration

The Hugh Stretton Oration is an annual public lecture established in 2021 in honour of the late Emeritus Professor Hugh Stretton AC. 

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Latest News

Souper Foods Presentation

There are some big cultural changes afoot inside kitchens and beyond, as the food world looks for smarter and more sustainable systems of production and consumption from the restaurant to the supermarket.

Powering the Future Lecture

For years South Australia has been a national leader in embracing renewable energy, transforming our power grid in ways that were almost unimaginable a decade ago.

Professor Adam Graycar presenting Hugo Memorial Lecture

How do we make sense of a population as spread out and diverse as Australia?