Our Research

Our policy research programs draw on expertise from across the University and address a wide range of issues important to South Australia, Australia and globally.

Ideas for Australian Cities

The Ideas for Australian Cities Program brings together thinkers, researchers and policymakers to understand what makes a city great.

Cultural Policy

The Performing Arts Policy Program brings together artists and researchers to develop policy to sustain and build the performing arts ecosystem.

Food and Water Futures

The Food and Water Futures program explores the practical challenges and policy opportunities of meeting resource needs to support equitable distribution and prosperous economic activity.

Stretton Health Equity

The Stretton Health Equity leads high quality scholarship on the social and economic determinants of health and health equity.

Democracy, Security, Trust and Integrity

The Democracy, Security, Trust and Integrity program seeks to explore the conditions under which liberal democratic states can remain strong, stable and reliable settings for human flourishing.

Security in the Pacific Islands

What are the major security challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region and how can Australia respond to them?

Hugo Population and Migration Studies Program

Nothing that population change and movement is a constant, three themes focus our research:

  • Demographic transition
  • Migration, diaspora, transnational linkages, and diversity
  • Climate (environmental) change and human mobility (migration, relocation, displacement)

This program seeks to advance knowledge and inform migration and social policy decision-making, practice, and public debate in Australia and other parts of the world (especially the Asia-Pacific region).