Research environment

ADI aims 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. The Institute supports its members through mentoring and training schemes, and helps to develop career pathways for our early career and doctoral researchers.

Our institute aims to create an environment where researchers can pursue research which addresses emerging societal challenges.



Excellence and innovation

In 2016, ADI researchers attracted over 4 million dollars of external research income.

We are proud to host a number of nationally and internationally recognised researchers and currently have 15 ARC funded projects including four Future Fellowships, seven Discovery Projects, and four DECRAs.

Mentoring and training

ADI is building a reputation as a world-class research training facility. To achieve this, it has invested in new PhD scholarships, appointed an Institute HDR Coordinator, and given doctoral researchers opportunities to lead scholarly events, including seminars and symposia.

Our research streams

ADI provides significant financial and administrative resources to its four research streams to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and to seed new research.

Our research networks

ADI also hosts five research networks who organised a series of discipline-focused activities. The events strengthen the Institute’s local and global partnerships and provide further forums for collaboration and the exchange of ideas.