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


    Researcher uncovers healthcare ‘gold mine’
    Tue, 25 Sep 2018
    A James Cook university researcher says telemedicine is providing better care at lower cost for diabetes patients in rural and remote areas - boosting the health of patients, saving them money and taking pressure off the health budget.

    Shelter from the storm
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018
    With cyclone season just around the corner, a James Cook University researcher is investigating how to improve the experiences of people with disabilities who are evacuated to cyclone shelters.

    The root of the problem
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018
    A James Cook University medical researcher is paving the way for earlier and more accurate identification of mental health disorders in children – by reading their hair.

    Genetic sequencing answers critical koala questions
    Thu, 13 Sep 2018
    New research has found populations of koalas with the genetic diversity that could be the key to protecting the vulnerable species from extinction.

    New database to better guide global conservation efforts
    Wed, 12 Sep 2018
    James Cook University researchers say a new global database will lead to better marine parks by helping to bridge critical gaps in marine conservation planning.

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