We strive to create a vibrant research environment which supports excellence, innovation and collaboration among theorists and problem-oriented researchers who examine contentious and critical social issues. We support our members through mentoring and training schemes, and helps to develop career pathways for our early career and doctoral researchers.
Our global research agenda
We're committed to a genuinely worldly research agenda that reflects the reality that the social, political and cultural issues Australia faces are interconnected with international influences and processes.
Our approach to research and capacity building reflects this global awareness as we collaborate and partner with universities, civil society organisations and government agencies around the world. We have expertise in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Europe, and we actively pursue collaborative interdisciplinary research with many partners in these regions.
Excellence and innovation
In 2018, ADI researchers attracted over 5 million dollars of external research income.
We are proud to host a number of nationally and internationally recognised researchers, and our members are currently Chief Investigators on 30 ARC-funded projects.
Mentoring and training
We are continuing to build our reputation as a world-class research training facility. Our commitment to HDR research includes regular investment in new PhD scholarships, the appointment of two dedicated ADI HDR Coordinators, and inclusion of doctoral researchers in leading scholarly events, including seminars, conferences and symposia.