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


    Finding Nemo's genes
    Wed, 12 Sep 2018
    An international team of researchers has mapped Nemo’s genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response of fish to environmental changes, including climate change.

    Call for co-operation on coastal developments
    Fri, 7 Sep 2018
    A James Cook University expert on coastal developments is calling for scientists, engineers and planners to work together to manage the burgeoning growth of new construction on Australia’s coastline.

    Labour pain relief: epidural or not?
    Thu, 6 Sep 2018
    A new study has found that many women believe society frowns on them having an epidural during labour, but that does not stop them requesting the pain-relieving procedure.

    Enlisting pharmacists to help close the gap
    Wed, 5 Sep 2018
    New medical research shows the potentially life-saving benefits of integrating pharmacists within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to improve chronic disease management.

    Can sustainable development co-exist with current economic growth?
    Tue, 4 Sep 2018
    New research confronts the elephant in the room – the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability – and reveals the vast incompatibility of current models of economic development with environmental sustainability.

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