Collaborative Research Network (CRN)

Building a strong research culture

Notre Dame received a significant boost to its research funding from the Federal Government as part of the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) program. The University was awarded $5.96 million over a period of 5 years (2013-2017) from the Department of Education and Training.

The overarching research theme to improve health and wellbeing in Australia is

‘Healthy People, Healthy Country: Translating evidence into action to improve health and wellbeing’

The funding initiated a national health research collaboration between six partnering institutions across WA, NSW, and ACT: The University of Notre Dame Australia, the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, the Kimberley Institute, the Australian National University and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Notre Dame’s Healthy People, Healthy Country CRN supports a number of research programs under three main areas: Aboriginal Health and WellbeingHealthy Ageing and Chronic Disease Management.