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

    You can't stop the music
    Wed, 8 Mar 2017
    From ‘happy feet’ to ‘discriminatory’ beats, shoppers have been telling researchers from James Cook University and the University of Canberra how music in shops makes them feel.

    Virus discovery to help boost crayfish production
    Thu, 2 Mar 2017
    James Cook University scientists using state-of-the-art genome sequencing have discovered two previously unknown crayfish viruses – and they hope their discovery can help boost production of the tasty crustaceans.

    New drug to ease C-Section trauma
    Tue, 28 Feb 2017
    James Cook University researchers from the College of Medicine and Dentistry may have found a way to reduce trauma and prevent infections after Caesarean births.

    Older refugees doing it tough
    Fri, 24 Feb 2017
    A James Cook University researcher says older refugees are more traumatised, depressed and poorer than younger refugees – but most believe they have received adequate support in Australia.

    Bush kids’ oral health in question
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017
    James Cook University researchers say children in rural Queensland are three times more likely to be admitted to hospital for dental problems than in other parts of the state.

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