The Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE) has a strong research presence with innovative, nationally and internationally significant research being undertaken by staff and students in conjunction with stakeholders across the state, throughout Australia and overseas.
The Centre also offers research and consultancy services.
Leading edge research into rural and indigenous health, community development, rural communities and community capacity is being facilitated by the new Centre for Rural Health and Community Development (CRHaCD).
For more information visit the CRHaCD website.
Major research projects
Significant projects currently include:
- Homeless away from Home
The Homeless Away from Home project investigates homelessness patterns arising from seasonal mobility of Aboriginal people to regional centres.
- Whyalla Intergenerational Study of Health (WISH)
The WISH report is a comprehensive report into the health of adults living in Whyalla launched in May 2011.
The WISH study was a large study specifically designed to estimate the prevalence of chronic disease and associated risk factors in Whyalla. It began in early 2008 and recruited over 1100 Whyalla households over 18 months. It was led by the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School and was part of a Premier's Science Research Fund sponsored project, 'Building a fit and healthy South Australia', involving UniSA, SA Health, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.