The Appleton Institute conducts research in three major areas: sleep and circadian physiology, human factors, and anthropology. The Appleton Institute is internationally renowned for its world-class research outputs; multi-disciplinary collaborative research culture; excellent infrastructure; engagement with government, industry, and the community; and the capacity to prepare higher degree research students for excellent careers in the private and public sectors.
Under the HEALTH CRN umbrella, researchers from CQUniversity Australia work in partnership with researchers from Curtin University, Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland. This joint collaboration focuses on achieving stronger performance outcomes in health-related research through the development of research capacity at CQUniversity Australia.
The Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR) provides a focus for multidisciplinary research that addresses the real needs of the communities in which it operates. The primary focus of this research is on informing, monitoring and evaluating programs, interventions and behavioural changes that promote healthy, safe and viable communities
The Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS) provides multidisciplinary capabilities and expertise specifically structured to meet the needs of the Australian business sector. IRIS is an umbrella organisation that combines research capacity across several existing centres and groups.
To seek designation as a research centre refer to the policy Guidelines for the Designation, Support and Review of Research Centres and Institutes.
The University will normally initiate a formal performance review of each Institute or designated Priority area on a triennial basis. Every second triennial review will include a recommendation regarding designation for a further six-year period. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Research) may at any time, following appropriate notice, initiate an ad hoc review (policy as above).