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HIgher Education Religious Orders Research

ACU and Jesuits launch new research institute 

Australian Catholic University will partner with the Australian province of the Society of Jesus to launch a new national research institute in Melbourne.

Family Violence Research Social Services

Agencies want more Church involvement in fight against family violence

Australia’s largest Catholic social service agencies want more advocacy, education, and collaboration within the Church to improve the response to the scourge of family violence, a new report has found. Source: ACU.

Health Research

Study finds most vape stores located near schools

Almost 90 per cent of Western Australia’s vape stores are located less than one kilometre from a school, an Australian-first study by the University of Notre Dame Australia has found.

Census Parish Life Research

‘Social profiles’ help parishes serve their communities

Profiles of 1230 Catholic parishes across Australia have been published, offering a wealth of insight they can use to better serve the needs of their local communities. Source: ACBC.

Education Research

Inaugural research colloquium examines future of Catholic education

The future of Catholic education and how teachers can ensure students go on to develop their faith has been the key focus for Australian and international researchers at a one-of-a-kind colloquium this week. Source: The eRecord.

Families Research Safeguarding

New study looks to reduce child maltreatment in the home

New Australian Catholic University research has identified a complex interplay of child, parental, and contextual factors associated with the maltreatment of children by their families.

HIgher Education Research

Notre Dame launches new research strategy 

Research that addresses real-world challenges and seeks to improve people’s lives is the focus of the University of Notre Dame Australia’s new University Research Strategy 2023-26.

Aged Care Research

Improving oral health for aged care residents just an app away

Australian Catholic University health researchers will develop a new app-based protocol to improve the oral health and wellbeing of aged care residents, thanks to a $210,000 grant from Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia.


Study probes relationship between religious beliefs, nightmares and anxiety

Australian researchers are investigating whether faith and spirituality influences how people dream – and whether people who are religious are less likely to have nightmares and dreams about death. Source: ABC News.