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Research Impact

CQUniversity's applied research focus emphasises the translation and uptake of research findings to meet external stakeholder needs – the focus is not merely on increasing academic publications and citation rates.

Several aspects of our research are oriented towards real-world outcomes, including influencing government policy and regulatory frameworks; developing greater understanding of social issues of the day and contributing to decision-making through salient advice.

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At CQUniversity we know the value of our connections locally and around the world. Our partnerships help us create opportunities, deliver solutions and change lives. From time to time, we share our Connections Count update where we share our highlights, including research impact stories like the ones below. Sign up to become one of our valued connections.

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JOINT MICRO-GRID PROJECT POWERS AHEAD

CQUniversity’s and Planet Ark Power’s micro-grid (solar/battery) project aims at significantly improving accessibility to and affordability of renewable energy for corporate and domestic customers.

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Astronaut Fatigue on NASA's Radar

With NASA looking to return to the moon in the next five years, the space agency will need to focus on how it will protect its astronauts from the rigours of space travel.

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New Treatment could help victims of Spinal Cord Injuries

A car crash can happen in a split second, but the aftermath can seem an eternity for victims who suffer injury to their spinal cord and are confined to a wheelchair.

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Exercise to Help On-Call Workers Fire Up

In the moments immediately after waking, when Australia’s on-call workers may need to make life or death decisions or drive themselves towards danger, their performance is not at its peak.

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A Health Care Early Warning System Given the Green Light

A CQUniversity research team has established that an early warning system (EWS), designed to support nurses and doctors to quickly identify when a patient’s condition is worsening and escalate care, does work when used correctly.

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Commercialising Carbs has Sweet Benefits for All

Sweet potato is the most important vegetable crop in Papua New Guinea (PNG), however, over time it has become heavily infected with viral diseases, leaving many locals with low yields.

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World-First 3D Scanning Shows Best Approach for Mobility Aids

Imagine waiting at the bus stop, not knowing if you can board the next bus – or even the one after that. Mobility aids should allow greater freedom for a growing sector of the Australian community, but public transport access is still a gamble for thousands of users with restricted mobility.