Research Projects

Avondale College of Higher Education’s research centres seek to give us a better understanding of Christian education, health and lifestyle, teaching and learning and spirituality and worship. Giving to the centres helps fund new projects, support employment of research assistants and improve information technology to build capacity for data processing and train more research supervisors.

Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Giving to the Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning helps train supervisors of and supports undergraduate and postgraduate research students at Avondale. Your donation will: expand from three to seven stages the Avondale Research Training Support Framework, an online portal providing support, advice and resources; and support projects exploring the scholarship and the practice of teaching and learning. Donations above $2 are tax deductible in Australia.

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Christian Education Research Centre

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Giving to the Christian Education Research Centre benefits and informs Seventh-day Adventist schools in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands. Your donation will support a range of projects including those studying the: implementation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics integration; correlation of 21st century education with the model espoused by Adventist Church pioneer Ellen White; and experiences of church-trained teachers in Adventist schools. Donations above $2 are tax deductible in Australia.

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Lifestyle Research Centre

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Giving to the Lifestyle Research Centre supports the study of holistic heath and wellbeing, infection prevention, lifestyle medicine and the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s comprehensive health strategy. Your donation will support a range of projects reducing the burden of chronic disease and the impact of preventable infections. These include a Complete Health Improvement Program-related project seeking to reverse type 2 diabetes and projects studying frequency of infections in hospitals and infection prevention strategies in residential and aged-care facilities. Donations above $2 are tax deductible in Australia.

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Spirituality and Worship Research Centre

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Giving to the Spirituality and Worship Research Centre supports research with practical applications for church and community. Your donation will support a range of projects including those studying: spirituality among university students; the biblical dimensions of worship; and how employees of Seventh-day Adventist education and health institutions, among others, perceive the relationship between their work and the mission of the church. Donations above $2 are tax deductible in Australia.

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Funded Projects

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Lifestyle Research Centre

Three scholarships helping Pacific islanders begin postgraduate study in lifestyle medicine.


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Lifestyle Research Centre

Seed funding of CHIP-related project seeking to reverse type 2 diabetes.