Research and Teaching

Research and Teaching

Research and Teaching

JCU is a leader in research addressing the critical challenges facing the tropics, world-wide. 

A defining feature of JCU is its tropical location and its research excellence in disciplines of particular relevance to the tropics. 

As a comprehensive university in the tropics, JCU is well placed to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations to meet these challenges.


JCU Research News


    Mental health: what’s love got to do with it?
    Fri, 22 Jun 2018
    James Cook University researchers want to hear about your romantic relationship(s) so they can work out how love affects your mental health.

    How to heal refugees
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018
    A James Cook University medical student is conducting groundbreaking research into how to better meet the healthcare needs of newly arrived refugees in North Queensland.

    Marine reserves are vital - but under pressure
    Tue, 19 Jun 2018
    A massive study of nearly 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world has found that marine reserves near heavily populated areas struggle to do their job - but are a vast improvement over having no protection at all.

    Global expert: Most planned infrastructure projects “Are a bad idea”
    Mon, 18 Jun 2018
    At least half of the large-scale infrastructure projects being proposed today are a bad idea, argues a leading scientist who has spent nearly forty years studying such projects around the world.

    Worse outcomes for Indigenous Australians with peripheral artery disease
    Fri, 15 Jun 2018
    In a first-of-its-kind study, James Cook University researchers have found Indigenous Australians with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are diagnosed at a younger age, have higher rates of smoking and insulin-treated diabetes, and poorer long-term outcomes compared to non-Indigenous Australians.

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