The Hallmark Research Initiatives address significant local and global challenges that cannot be solved by one discipline alone. They have a start and end date, and usually run for three years. These former initiatives encouraged the maturing of interdisciplinary research communities. They achieved this through research projects, workshops, fellowships and events. The initiatives also led to the creation of new research networks, and in some cases, transitioned to a Melbourne Interdisciplinary Research Institute.
The Statelessness Hallmark Research initiative worked across disciplines to understand gaps in understanding of stateless populations.
The Indigenous Hallmark Research Initiative built a stronger Indigenous research cohort within and beyond the University.
The Therapeutic Technologies Research Initiative focused on new applications of mechano-pharmacology and organ-on-a-chip technology to transform drug screening processes.
The Disability Hallmark Research Initiative brought disciplines together to focus on changing the social, economic and physical environments that impact people with disability.
The Computational Biology Hallmark Research Initiative strengthened cross-disciplinary and external collaborations in computational biology.
The Materials Hallmark Research Initiative supported interdisciplinary research and development in scalable nano to meso-materials.
The Ageing Hallmark Research Initiative researched creative solutions to the challenges that come with an ageing population.
The Children’s Lives Hallmark Research Initiative put the voices of children at the centre of the research and policy agenda.
Economic and Social Participation
The Economic and Social Participation Hallmark Research Initiative (ESPRIt) investigated how participation in social, economic and political institutions can be enabled across the life span
First published on 9 March 2023.
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