At Avondale, you will join a growing research community with personalised academic support. As a small institution with a long-standing history of cross-discipline collaboration, Avondale has always been well-placed to engage in leading edge interdisciplinary research. The four research centres, formed to align with the ethos and mission of Avondale, produce a number of publications a year and place Avondale University College firmly at the forefront of research and innovation in the Australian academic sphere.
Research Plan 2019-2023
Established to enable multidisciplinary research on lifestyle, health and wellbeing, the Lifestyle Medicine and Health Research Centre (LMHRC) connects Avondale’s academics with pioneering researchers from likeminded institutions throughout Australia and the world.
The Christian Education Research Centre (CERC) was established to provide support to students studying a higher degree by research in Christian education. The centre’s research and publication focus is on Christian education and scholarship.
The Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre (SSSRC) provides likeminded academics with a platform to work together on matters of spirituality and worship. The centre will foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research that has practical applications and meets identified needs in the Christian Church and the wider community.
The Centre of Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) was established to enhance the scholarship of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning in on-campus, blended and online contexts. The Centre’s activities are focused on management of the centre, teaching, learning and curriculum design, the teaching-research nexus, and honours/Higher Degree Research supervision support and development.
A repository for research and scholarly output produced by Avondale staff and postgraduate students, Research Repository contributes to the growing trend for open access to scholarly outputs, making all of Avondale’s research literature freely available online.