Bond University’s research continues to grow in a number of areas with our external research income growing by 93% since 2009, new university research centres; and the expansion of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine which has attracted international researchers.
During 2012 we have continued to lay down the foundations for our future research success with a number of large external grant applications:
- Bond University will lead a national $14 million sports science research project, the largest of its kind, with $5.75 million cash funding from the Commonwealth Government. In collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, and the University of Sydney, the project will identify proactive ways to manage the health and fitness, and potential for injury of athletes and the wider community.
- Bond University’s Professor Chris Del Mar from the Faculty of Health Sciences has been awarded a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant worth $2.5 million over five years. Professor Del Mar will lead an international collaboration with Oxford University, Cardiff University and other Australian universities and organisations including National Prescribing Service (NPS) and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), to establish the ‘Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance for Acute Respiratory Infections’.
- A Bond University law professor has been recognised as one of Australia’s best and brightest having received a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship research grant to investigate the legal complexity of the Internet. $672,000 was awarded to Professor of Law, Dan Svantesson.
Bond University also achieved some outstanding results in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Assessment. Conducted by the Australian Government the ERA assesses research quality within Australian’s higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognised experts. Bond University received a rating of 'above world standard' (4) for three fields of research: Medical and Health Sciences, Clinical Sciences, and Public Health and Health Services. Bond also received a rating of 'at world standard' (3) for four fields of research: Law, Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Business and Management and Law and Legal Studies.
During 2012 Bond University acquired the iconic Centre of Excellence Building located at 2 Promethean Way, Robina. The building will be renamed the Bond Institute of Health and Sport. The building and has particular strategic value to Bond given the strong health and sports science programs offered by the University and the adjacent location to the Robina health precinct, which includes Robina Hospital that already supports Bond medical students. The University intends to occupy three of the six floors.
As demonstrated by these results, research has become a key focus for the University. It is prominent now in every facet of Bond University’s policies and we are committed to contributing to the body of knowledge we teach. As a small university, with an entire student population ten times smaller than the average public university, our research capabilities are comparable to others adjusted for size.
Professor Geraldine Mackenzie
Pro Vice Chancellor Research
Dean, Faculty of Law
Professor Geraldine Mackenzie
PVC (Research) & Dean, Faculty of Law
Office of Research Services
Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD
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