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Research Efforts and Activities

CQUniversity's research efforts and activities align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and through international collaboration and research, we review comparative approaches and develop international best practice on tackling the SDG’s

Our academics are not only editors on academic journals but also leaders of discipline-specific associations. These roles expose them to international developments and the ability to have dialogue around developments in their discipline field.

INVOLVEMENT WITH ACADEMIC JOURNALS AND ASSOCIATIONS ALIGNED WITH SDG'S IN 2021

View the sample below of some of the research activities and efforts undertaken by CQUniversity academics in 2021.

Dr Surya Bhattari is:

  • the Editor of the Journal of Agricultural Science, and
  • an invited reviewer of the Journal of Agricultural Water Management, Irrigation Science.

Professor Anthony Schneiders is the:

  • President of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy,
  • Senior Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and
  • International Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

Professor Sarah Blunden is a:

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Sleep Journal, and
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sleep Disorders Treatment and Care.

Professor Michelle Cleary is a:

  • Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • Associate Editor and Column Editor of Issues in Mental Health Nursing
  • Author-in-Residence of Nurse Author & Editor
  • Associate Editor of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Professor Moira Williamson is the:

  • Associate Editor for the Women and Birth Journal

Dr. Katie de Luca is:

  • on the editorial board of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies
  • the section editor for the JMPT Women's Health section

Dr Saman Khalesi is the:

  • Editorial board member of Critical Comments in Biomedicine
  • Reviewer board member of Nutrients

Associate Professor Anjum Naweed is the:

  • Editorial board member for the journal Applied Ergonomics, Eat Sleep Work

Associate Professor Matthew Thomas is the:

  • Editor of Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors

Dr Grace Vincent is the:

  • a member of the Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors editorial board

Professor Jenni Judd is the:

  • Deputy Editor of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia

Dr Rob Stanton is the:

  • editorial board member for the journal; Mental Health and Physical Activity

Prof Corneel Vandelanotte is the:

  • Editor-in-Chief Journal for activity, sedentary and sleep behaviors
  • Member of the editorial board for International Journal for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

Dr Amanda Rebar is the:

  • special edition co-editor for Frontiers in Psychology journal
  • Deputy editor and statistical consultant for the journal Stress and Health
  • Associate editor for the Psychology of Sport and Exercise Journal
  • Associate editor for the Journal of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • Editorial board member for the Journal of Psychology and Health

Dr Susan Williams is the:

  • Reviewer for the Journal of Nutrients

Dr Melanie Hayman is the:

  • Editorial board member for BMC Journal of Pregnancy and Childbirth

Dr Gabrielle Rigney is the:

  • member of the editorial board for JMIR Paediatrics

Dr Brad Smith is the:

  • member of the Editorial Advisory Board- Anthrozoos, A multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals

Associate Professor Olav Muurlink is the:

  • member of the organising committee for the Social Enterprise World Forum
  • editor of a Special Issue "Addressing Health Disparities in Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Groups" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF 4.614)

Professor Tania Signal is the:

  • member of the editorial board for Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (transitioning to Human-Animal Interaction Journal)

Ms Hannah Thorne is the:

  • section Editor for Stress & Health (IF 3.8)

Janya McCalman is the:

  • Member of the Australian Health Promotion Association
  • Member of the International Society for Third Sector Research
  • Member of the International Feeration for Integrated Care
  • Member of the Lowitja Institute
  • Member of the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Member of the Edward Koch Foundation

Dr Jay Deagon is a member of the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Home Economics.

Michelle Vanderburg is an editor of the South Carolina Association for Middle-Level Education Journal

Olav Muurlink is chair of management and Head of Country, Bangladesh of Co-operation in Development, an international NGO that builds schools and kindergartens in Bangladesh.

Prof Alexandra (Sasha) Aikhenvald is the:

  • member of Australian Linguistic Society,
  • member of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea,
  • member of the Association of Linguistic Typology,
  • member of the Associacao Linguistica Brasileira (Abralin)
  • fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (elected 1999)
  • fellow of Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 2016)
  • member of Academia Europaea (elected 2021)
  • member of Advisory Board for Pro-Amazonia (Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Brazil) (an association supporting education and health for Amazonian peoples)
  • International Consultant for the Summer Institute of Linguistics

Dr. Emma Turley is the:

  • Co-editor of the British Psychological Society's Psychology of Women & Equalities Review

Associate Professor Huong Le is the:

  • Global Ambassador for Gender and Diversity in Organization (GDO) Division of the Academy of Management, USA.

Prof Alexandra (Sasha) Aikhenvald is the:

  • Honorary Member of the Linguistic Society of America.

Robert (Bob) Dixon is the

  • Honorary Member of the Linguistic Society of America
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (elected 1990)
  • Fellow of British Academy (elected 2002)

Vice-President, (Research), Professor Grant Stanley is the Associate Editor of the Biotechnology for Biofuels.

Dr. Jeena Panchasara is the Associate Editor for KES Journal

Associate Professor Huong Le is the:

  • Editorial Board member of Journal of Vocational Behavior
  • Regular reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics International HRM, and Personnel Review

Professor Santina Bertone is:

  • Editorial team member of the Journal of Industrial Relations

Professor Quamrul Alam is the:

  • Reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics,
  • Reviewer for Journal of Public Management Review
  • Reviewer for Journal of Public Administration and Development
  • Reviewer for Australian Journal of Public Administration,
  • Reviewer for Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration

Professor Brijesh Verma is the:

  • Associate Editor of The Neural Networks and Learning Systems, and
  • Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications.

Professor Matthew Browne is a:

  • Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and
  • Member of the International Editorial Review Board of Artificial Intelligence Research

Dr Mehdi Mirzababaei is the:

  • Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
  • Guest Editor: Special Issue "Stabilisation and Reinforcement of Clays with Environmentally Friendly Materials" (2020)

Dr. Farzaneh Tahmoorian is the:

  • Editor for the Journal of Engineering Solid Mechanics

Professor Colin Cole is:

  • Queensland Chapter Committee Chair: Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA)
  • Member of the Rail Industry Executive Committee, Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Associate Professor Olav Muurlink is the:

  • expert witness in the case Cumaiyi v Northern Territory of Australia (NTD36/2019); Gumbaduck v Northern Territory of Australia (NTD23/2021) (LT 190084) examining health care provision in remote indigenous communities

Associate Professor Huong Le is the:

  • reviewer for International Migration and The International Journal of Human Resource Management

Prof Alexandra (Sasha) Aikhenvald is the:

  • Co-editor of a special issue of Stellenbosch Working papers in Linguistics

Dr Bill Zhao is the Editorial Board Member of the:

  • Global Journal of Engineering Research,
  • Journal of Civil Engineering,
  • Journal of Business and Management, and
  • International Journal of Project Organisation and Management.

Professor Craig Batty is the:

  • Co-editor of the Journal of Screenwriting
  • Editorial board member of Media Practice and Education,
  • Editorial board member of the International Journal for Creative Media Research,
  • Editorial board member of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.

Dr Amlan Haque is the:

  • Guest Editors for the Special Issue of Sustainability “Social Sustainability in Times of Crisis: Putting People’s Happiness First" (2022)
  • Guest Editors for the Special Issue of Sustainability (Q1) “Social Sustainability in Times of Crisis: Putting People’s Happiness First"

Associate Professor Huong Le is the:

  • Guest Editors for the Special Issue of Sustainability “Social Sustainability in Times of Crisis: Putting People’s Happiness First" (2022)
  • Guest Editors for the Special Issue of Sustainability (Q1) “Social Sustainability in Times of Crisis: Putting People’s Happiness First"

Dr Mehdi Mirzababaei is the:

  • Guest Editor: Special Issue Stabilisation and Reinforcement of Clays with Environmentally Friendly Materials

Nanjappa Ashwath is the:

  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.

Associate Professor Surya Bhattarai is the:

  • Guest Editor of the  Journal Water, Special Issue- Water use efficiency in Agriculture

Professor David Midmore  is the:

  • Associate Editor for Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology
  • Editorial Board for Experimental Agriculture
  • Editorial Advisory Board for Crop Physiology Abstracts

Dr. Nahina Islam is the:

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue “Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Sustainable Smart Farming” in Remote Sensing (Impact factor 4.509, Scopus Cite score 6.1)

Constance Lee is the:

  • Co-editor for the Research Handbook of Natural Law Theory (Edward Elgar, 2019).

Associate Professor Huong Le is the:

  • Regular reviewer for International Migration

Professor Quamrul Alam is the:

  • Guest Co-editor of Public Administration and Development Journal
  • CQUni Physiotherapy and Chiropractic students volunteered their time at 2021 Homeless Connect event to offer advice and free treatment to people experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness.

Dr. Vicki Saunders is the

  • Member of Gungarri Nation TAC mums and bubs subcommittee
  • Mayi Kuwayu study Indigenous data governance committee
  • ARC Medical research Advisory Group
  • Muliyan Research Consortium

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

Our applied research focus is oriented towards real-world outcomes, with the purpose of providing solutions to challenges and identifying new opportunities for advancement in our regions and beyond.

In 2018, this research focus saw CQUniversity achieve Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results of ‘at’, ‘above’ or ‘well above’ world standard in 22 categories of research including Mathematics, Psychology, Nursing, Agriculture & VET Science, Horticultural Production, Environmental Science, Biological Science, Zoology, Engineering, Medical & Health Science, Human Movement and Sports Science, Information and Computing Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Public Health & Health Services and Specialist Studies in Education.