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Supporting Research

Our research community is young and vibrant yet already so many areas have been independently verified as being above world standard. These include focus areas such as psychology and neuroscience; zoology, veterinary and environmental sciences; agriculture, fisheries and forestry; and nursing and biological science. We partner with industry, institutions and all levels of government to deliver innovative, high-quality research with real impact.

Giving opportunities

If you would like to discuss the opportunity to support research activities, please contact Kate Evans, Senior Advancement Manager,

Psychology clinic
Thompson Institute

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute is a world-class hub for research, teaching clinical services for Australia's most pressing mental health issues. Philanthropy continues to enable new research and clinics to be conducted at the TI, positively changing the lives of many forever. Learn more ...

Bear - Koala Detection Dog
Detection Dogs For Conservation

The team is driven by the vision to rescue high energy dogs and turn their talents towards finding and assisting endangered wildlife. This was never more important than when they were engaged to find injured koalas in the recent bushfires, allowing may of these iconic animals to get life-saving treatment. It bought our DDC team member Bear to attention of Tom Hanks and secured him a Foxtel special! Learn more ...

Koala at Qld Zoo
Koala research project

Koalas are under even more threats today than ever. Decreasing habitat, injuries and deaths from road accidents and dogs, both wild and domestic, are major threats. However, a major threat is that from two infectious diseases, Chlamydia and the newly found koala retrovirus. Learn more ...

Sea turtle rehabilitation and research

Support Associate Professor and Marine Biologist, Dr Kathy Townsend's sea turtle rescue and research work and help us establish a much-needed Turtle Rehabilitation Centre at Hervey Bay.

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The Latest Research News

Spring 2023: a chance to undo beach erosion
12 Sep

Drier El Nino conditions this spring may give South East Queensland beaches a chance to replenish after three years of wet weather damage, according to scientists recording the cycle with cutting-edge drone mapping techniques.

Attack worm may be new biocontrol weapon
21 Jun

A strain of roundworm discovered for the first time in Australian pine plantations during University of the Sunshine Coast-led research could become the timber industry’s latest biocontrol weapon.

Study to uncover secrets of hidden manta ray habitat
7 Jun

An urgent exploratory study is underway after the discovery of an unknown manta ray habitat off the northern tip of UNESCO World Heritage-listed K’gari, the world’s largest sand island.


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