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


    Should Northern Australia reinvest in justice?
    Fri, 17 Aug 2018
    A policy paper being launched in Cairns next week examines Justice Reinvestment and its potential to reduce Northern Australia’s high rate of imprisonment and disproportionate imprisonment of Indigenous people in particular.

    A $6M investment in FNQ science
    Wed, 15 Aug 2018
    James Cook University’s first biotech start-up, Paragen Bio Pty Ltd, has been launched in Cairns today.

    Apathy towards poachers widespread in world’s marine protected areas
    Wed, 15 Aug 2018
    A new study has found that nearly half of fishers from seven countries had witnessed someone poaching in marine protected areas in the past year and most of them did nothing about it.

    Mums with autistic kids twice as likely to be unemployed
    Wed, 8 Aug 2018
    Mothers of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are twice as likely to be out of work than mothers of children without ASD, and James Cook University researchers have been investigating why.

    Estimating the age of sex offenders
    Tue, 7 Aug 2018
    A James Cook University researcher has been examining how accurately victims of sexual assault are able to estimate an offender’s age when that offender is a stranger, and what factors affect those age estimations.

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