The outcomes for the inaugural Engagement and Impact Assessment (EIA) and accompanying Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment measures research quality. The EIA is Australia’s first national assessment of how universities engage outside of academia, and translate research into benefits for society. UTS has performed exceptionally, coming out number 1 nationally in the EIA, with 80 per cent of impact assessments rated high. Faculty of Science performance is outstanding, and has been acknowledged as having 5 ‘high impact’ areas out of 7 impact areas assessed, with the remaining 2 as medium impact.
Both the ERA and EIA has recognised UTS and Science for its research which is at a remarkably high standard, and our outstanding academic, technical and professional staff should be incredibly delighted with this outstanding result.
Click through for more information on the detail behind the recognised research studies.
Detecting gastrointestinal parasites through DNA
Prof John Ellis, Dr Joel Barratt, and various PhD students
Forensic science advances reveal a hidden world
Dist Prof Claude Roux, Xanthe Spindler and Ronald Shimmon, Brian Reedy, Sebastien Moret, Scott Chadwick, Andrew McDonagh, Philip Maynard and Peter Gunn
Monitoring marine biotoxins to protect Australia’s multi-million dollar seafood industries
A/Prof Shauna Murray, Dr Penelope Ajani
Energy efficient materials and performance evaluations for buildings
EM/Prof Geoff Smith and Dr Angus Gentle (plus many PhD students)
Optimising environmental flows to improve river health
A/Prof Simon Mitrovic, James Hitchcock, A/Prof Richard Lim (and former PhD students)
Breakthroughs in antibiotic resistance
Prof Cynthia Whitchurch
Dist Prof Louise Ryan and Dr Stephen Wright