Research impact

Our researchers don't just stop at knowledge creation. We work with partners from business, government, academia and community to turn our cutting-edge research into practical solutions, with impact spanning the globe. Our research application ranges from developing new products, services and processes to improving quality and efficiency, and promoting social and economic development.


Here are some examples of practical research undertaken by Murdoch's expert researchers.

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Building resilience in teachers

‘Caring professions’ such as teaching can have an emotional toll, leading to high stress levels and career burnout. But tools to develop resilience and healthy engagement strategies are now only a click away.

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Improving mine closure planning in Africa

Mines don’t last forever, but the benefits they bring to local communities don’t have to disappear when the ore does. Mine closure planning can turn an environmental and social liability into a new opportunity.

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Dealing with dieback

Dieback disease is one of the biggest threats facing our native bush, and human activity is responsible for its spread. Tools developed to contain and control it in Western Australia are now being used to combat it worldwide.

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Ecosensitive wastewater treatment

Wastewater treatment is about more than removing the solids and the ‘ick’ factor. Removing soluble nutrients is increasingly important, especially when the treated wastewater is returned to sensitive ecosystems.

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