Research Environment

We offer a research environment that promotes the development of its members and thereby helps us to be our most productive and effective. This environment:

a)        Is ambitious by

  • Encouraging, motivating, and challenging members to contribute their best.
  • Benchmarking against the best.
  • Seeking out new opportunities, big research questions and bold steps.
  • Recognising our successes and achievements.

b)   Promotes quality and integrity by

  • Challenging our findings and data to ensure it is reliable.
  • Using rigorous statistical methods to establish confidence in our data.
  • Ensure quality of communication of results to make clear what can and cannot be concluded based on our research.

c)    Is creative and innovative by

  • Exploring alternate approaches and multiple perspectives.
  • Challenging our assumptions to identify new options.
  • Encouraging different modes of thinking (e.g. inductive, deductive, and associative).
  • Exploring broader issues and related research questions.

d)   Is collaborative by

  • Facilitating open communication and an ongoing exchange of ideas within the group.
  • Seeking opportunities across the University for collaboration.
  • Networking and interacting with a range of external stakeholders.
  • Encouraging integration across disciplines.

e)   Is open and supportive by

  • Encouraging constructive conflict; critiquing and not criticizing.
  • Encouraging effective feedback.
  • Encouraging knowledge transfer from senior to junior members.

f)    Promotes personal growth by

  • Encouraging reflection on personal experiences and sharing this with others.
  • Encouraging individuals to lead and take on responsibility while providing guidance.

h)   Is outward looking by

  • Staying informed on the state-of the science.
  • Seeking opportunities for impact and knowledge translation.
  • Being aware of the relevance of our research.