UTS Shopfront has a range of research-based activities that flow from our core community project work and that addresses the needs, concerns or questions raised by our community partners. As with all our work, research activities offer opportunities for full community participation within a framework of social justice and equity. Our existing community-engaged research endeavours include: Gateways, our peer reviewed journal, our Academic Research Series (see Publications), which are supported by our UTS Shopfront Community Research Fellowship, as well as more longer term research partnerships that are taken up on a case by case basis.
Shopfront's research agenda supports emerging UTS researchers with a commitment to the field of 'university-community engagement.' Our research publications recognise and promote the work of UTS academics and high achieving students, and to advance the scholarship of community engagement.