There's much more going on at Murdoch University

Murdoch was created as a research university and since its establishment in 1975 it has earned and maintained a strong reputation for the excellence of its research work. The University has a demonstrated ability to work with commercial and public sector partners with a high proportion of our academic staff engaged in productive, income generating research.

Find research by topic

  • A to Z list of all research centres and groups
  • Animal & Plant Studies, Environment & Bioinformatics
  • Asian studies, political science and social sciences
  • Film, television and digital media
  • Health, biomedicine and psychology
  • Resource technologies

A to Z list of all research centres and groups

You might be surprised to discover the depth and breadth of Murdoch's research capabilities.

Research is at the heart of Murdoch's work and our Research Centres and Groups cover a wide array of research topics.

Their pioneering and rigorous work not only informs teaching across the University, but is helping to identify and tackle some of the greatest challenges facing Australia and the world in the 21st century.

Murdoch Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)

Joint Research Centres

Research Groups

Animal & Plant studies, Environment & Bioinformatics

Murdoch is uniquely placed to find solutions to challenges in veterinary science, agriculture and the environment.

With decades of experience in tackling the world's environmental issues, our researchers are making a real difference through their interdisciplinary approach to solving real-world problems.

The University's animal research capabilities are well recognised at state, national and international levels. Researchers in this area focus on four core activities – production animal research, companion animal research, animal biosecurity and health, and wildlife biology and systems.

And our researchers are tackling the global issue of food security by working to improve crop varieties. Operating on a global level in areas such as plant biology, pathology and biosecurity, as well as bioinformatics and fungal diseases, they are delivering real world improvements.

Murdoch Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)

Joint Research Centres

Research Groups

Asian studies, political science and social sciences

Murdoch's expertise in cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research is used to tackle issues of international significance in these important areas.

The University is an international leader in the study of East and Southeast Asia, undertaking fundamental interdisciplinary and disciplinary research into a wide range of social, political and economic dynamics within the region.

Our researchers in social science, humanities, education, language and politics demonstrate the University’s continued commitment to the community, working to address some of the most important issues of our time including globalisation, conflict, social-economic inequality, religion, ethics, social inclusion, the law and education.

Murdoch Research Centres

Joint Research Centres

Research Groups

Film, television and digital media

Murdoch is at the forefront of research into digital technology and its impact on society.

The University has multiple research groups that explore a diverse range of areas including film, broadcasting internet, advertising and marketing, interactive and mobile content, as well as computer games technology and e-learning areas.

Murdoch Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)

Joint Research Centres

Health biomedicine and psychology

Through the integration of fundamental and applied health research, Murdoch University's goal is the discovery of knowledge that will be of significant benefit to the present and future healthcare needs of Australia and beyond.

We take an interdisciplinary, strategic approach to issues of core importance to health. By bringing together the recognised strengths of Murdoch University researchers in Biomedicine, Psychology, Nursing, Pharmacy and Chiropractic, we have created a world-class health research organisation.

Murdoch Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)

Joint Research Centres

Research Groups

History, literature and religion

Well, apparently, not much here...

Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres

Research Groups

Resource technologies

Liberating the full value of Australian resources more efficiently, more sustainably and with a lower environmental impact is a challenge Murdoch researchers are helping industry to meet.

Strong partnerships with industry and other stakeholders across the sector enhance our work in areas including minerals, hydrocarbons, biomass (including waste), wind, wave and solar energy and, of course, our most precious resource - water.

Murdoch Research Centres

Joint Research Centres

Research Groups