Welcome to the Division of Research and Innovation. The Divisional office plays a pivotal role in the University by:

  • providing leadership to the direction of research;
  • developing and implementing research policy;
  • identifying and fostering research strength; and
  • promoting and coordinating collaboration with Government, industry, publicly funded research agencies and universities.  

We do so through strategic oversight of the following Directorates:

Advanced Analytical Centre 
Boating & Diving, and RV James Kirby
Daintree Rainforest Observatory
eResearch Centre
Fletcherview Research Station
Marine and Aquaculture  Research Facilities
Orpheus Island Research Station

JCU is committed to providing shape and direction to our research by alignment to four major themes, guided by the University Plan 2013-2017 and the Divisional Office Strategic Intent.


Professor Chris Cocklin

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor