Building Resilient Communities

The Building Resilient Communities challenge aims to improve the resilience of communities against inequality, discrimination and vulnerability. This challenge supports research projects enhancing community resilience in an era of growing uncertainty. Problems of social-injustice, economic disruption, geopolitical instability and environmental extremity amplify existing inequalities, and create additional patterns of vulnerability. Transformational change in thinking, policy, infrastructure and everyday practice will be necessary in order for communities to adapt and flourish.

GCP Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobials have saved millions of lives, however their widespread use (and misuse) has led to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance that poses a potentially catastrophic threat to public health.

Stronger Culture, Healthier Lifestyles

Stronger Culture, Healthier Lifestyles looks at the development of an after school cultural and activity program for Aboriginal children living in disadvantaged areas of the Shoalhaven.

Microfinance and Women's Empowerment

This project investigates how conventional accounting and accountability systems in microfinance organisations reinforce structural barriers disempowering women

Sustainable Eco-villages

This project focuses on Narara Ecovillage, and seeks to transform lives and regions through social change towards more sustainable lifestyles.

Caring for Community

The Caring for Communities project has built research networks to engage key stakeholders in the Aboriginal Community.

Smile Sensory Room

This project fosters the involvement of people with disabilities, their carers, families and disability services to assist in the development of a multi-sensory environment.

Caring for the incarcerated

This project specifically looks at historical drivers for change in the delivery of health care for those in prison.

Greener Cities

Studies in high-income countries have indicated that exposure to natural environments, such as green spaces, can have important health benefits.

Global Goals, Local Level

The aim of this project is to explore cross-sector partner engagement for regional action toward the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Urban Worlds

This project aims to chart citizen’s lived experience of dense urban worlds drawing on residents’ experience of intensification of housing and infrastructure.

Mapping Indigenous Communities

This project aims to map what activities three indigenous communities, based in Australia', New Caledonia and New Zealand, are engaging in to sustain their cultural heritage.

Collective Intelligence

The goal of this project is to explore and assess the relationship between different forms of ‘collective intelligence’ in relatively simple living systems.

Disability Research Network

This project supports activities to build an Illawarra network of interdisciplinary researchers in disability.

Gamifying Activity

Gamifying Activity aims to develop, test and evaluate a prototype smartphone app to enhance parental motivation to spend time with their children to help them develop their motor skills.

Aid in the Pacific

This project will explore government and community perspectives on the effectiveness and value of both aid contributions and seasonal migration programs.

Smart Cities for Understanding Living

This project aims to help understand what aspects of public space in Liverpool today are working well for residents and visitors.

Sunrise movement behaviours in children

Collecting data for the World Health Organisation global 24-hr movement guidelines for the early years.

Challenge Area: Living well, longer

Find out more about our Living Well, Longer challenge.

Challenge Area: Making Future Industries

Find out more about our Making Future Industries challenge.

Challenge Area: Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones

Find out more about our Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones challenge.