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


    Smokers wanted
    Tue, 5 Jun 2018
    A researcher who found that graphic warnings on cigarette packets are starting to lose their effect is now looking to survey smokers about what health warnings might deter them from lighting up.

    Research makes the dentist less scary
    Wed, 30 May 2018
    A friendly, confident dentist is the best antidote to the fear of visiting a dentist, according to a new study from James Cook University in Cairns.

    Cheryl Kernot and social entrepreneurs at JCU
    Wed, 30 May 2018
    Former Democrats leader Cheryl Kernot will be the keynote speaker at a forum on social entrepreneurship at The Cairns Institute at James Cook University tomorrow.

    Minimising the impacts of palm oil plantations
    Wed, 30 May 2018
    With palm oil production exploding around the world, a new study of a leading producer has found ways to make the process easier on the environment.

    Getting to the heart of CPR volunteers
    Fri, 25 May 2018
    A James Cook University medical student has embarked on the first Australian study to put the general public’s CPR skills to the test and identify what spurs them to attempt the life-saving technique – and what deters them.

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