Accredited by the AACSB for research that creates positive societal impact
We work alongside community, business and government partners to help decision-makers identify the risks and opportunities for regional organisations and markets, improve productivity and wellbeing in work and workplaces, and drive regional development that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
Our research focuses on how to build resilience and sustainability in industries that are core to Tasmania’s economy – resources and renewable energy, food and agribusiness, and health and social care – looking at cross-cutting issues of global and regional supply chains, consumer behaviour and corporate social responsibility, finance and taxation, and housing, labour and retail markets.
We are building robust, place-based data strategies to capture information and input from Tasmanian individuals, households and organisations (businesses and not-for-profits) to foster a better understanding of the communities in which we live. Coupled with insights from our behavioural laboratory (tas.be.lab) and our multidisciplinary modelling expertise, this data will support governments, organisations and individuals to make informed choices on how to build more sustainable regional futures.
Regional organisations and markets
How can we build resilience in our regional economies to meet the challenges of an unpredictable future?
Better work and wellbeing
How can we increase opportunity and productivity in regional work and workplaces while ensuring the wellbeing of workers and their communities?
Research platforms (‘the good stuff’)
The Good Life
Our place-based data and survey techniques are helping to understand what ‘the good life’ means to Tasmanians and how we can capture and use local data to support better futures here and in regional and rural communities globally.
The Good Organisation
In partnership with business, not-for-profits and government in Tasmania we aim to build place-based datasets to understand what ‘the good organisation’ looks and feels like and what enables them to prosper here and elsewhere.