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Research

Our research focuses on the dynamic relationships that exist between people and built, natural, and digital environments. From this broad research base our studies relate to many of the following topics and the connections between them: artificial intelligence, climate change, geopolitics, geospatial analysis, information flows, social and cultural change, sustainable design, smart regions, social media, and environment-economy interchange. We are world leaders in these fields, undertaking local, national, and international collaborative projects and engaging directly with the public and private sectors and communities.

Our national and international rankings and significant grant income demonstrate a commitment to high-quality research connected to place, to people, and across systems, disciplines, and ways of being in the world.

Our research

  Study with us

Take your research degree with STED, which offers a broad range of topics in and across Architecture and Design; Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences; and Information and Communication Technology. Focus on one or focus across one or more and help create new knowledge about the relationships among people, technology, and the world in which we live. Join us and you will be part of a leading community of scholars and practitioners who are also passionate researchers and educators. We invite potential higher degree research candidates to join existing projects or propose their own, and to come and work with us in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive culture encouraging applications from all suitable backgrounds.

Available Research Degree Projects

A research degree candidate may develop their own research project in collaboration with their supervisor or apply for one of our currently available projects.

Applicants who are interested a specific project should first contact the supervisor listed and then find out more about our Entry Requirements, Scholarships and Fees if relevant, and then Apply Now.

  Partner with us

STED seeks to broaden our impact by partnering with government agencies, not-for-profits, community groups and industry.

The focus of our three disciplines have broad expertise surrounding the relationship between humans and the natural, built and digital environments, and our location across three campuses in Tasmania mean our School is deeply place-based. It is critical that we engage in research collaborations with a wide variety of partners, both locally, nationally and internationally, in order to benefit Tasmania and beyond.