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

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Research Services

Graduate Research School

eResearch Centre

The Cairns Institute


JCU is committed to providing shape and direction to our research by alignment to four major themes, guided by the JCU Research Plan 2011 - 2013 and the Divisional Office Strategic Intent.


Professor Chris Cocklin

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor