The Stretton Institute facilitates stronger links between the University of Adelaide’s research strengths and economies by bringing together researchers and experts from across the University to address key policy issues in a multi-disciplinary and multi-method manner.

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

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Hugh Stretton AC.

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

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Our research

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

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We facilitate stronger links between government, policymakers and research expertise from across the University of Adelaide. 


Latest News



COVID-19 and its impact on schooling, teaching and student wellbeing webinar recording

COVID-19 caused unprecedented disruptions to education around the world. At its height, the pandemic affected over 90% of enrolled learners. On 28 May 2020, the Stretton Institute brought together an expert panel to discuss its impact on schooling, teaching and wellbeing. A recording of the webinar now available for viewing.



A Discussion with Mick Keelty AO., the Interim Inspector-General of the Murray Darling Basin

The recording of the Water Sharing in the Murray-Darling Basin: A Discussion with Mick Keelty webinar is now available



COVID-19 research projects on housing policy response

Professor Emma Baker and Professor Chris Leishman, Stretton Institute's Program Directors awarded two Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) COVID-19 Research Agenda projects. Congratulations Emma and Chris!





Beyond Politics: Past, Current and Potential Futures for GM Regulation and Oversight in Australia

Policy and regulation associated with genetic modification (GM) of food and crops is complex, particularly in the Australian context. Join the Stretton Institute at our next webinar and hear from a range of speakers involved in policymaking on GM-related regulation and their application in a variety of settings including research, food production, and labelling.