Home' Link : Link Issue2 Contents Welcome to our second edition of Link -- a
magazine designed to give you a sneak peek into
CQUniversity's research bank and the people
working behind the scenes, solving industry
and community problems on our own doorstep.
CQUniversity has a growing reputation for engaging with industry, government and
community stakeholders in its numerous research endeavours and now we have the
recognition from the Federal Government as being world class in some key areas --
Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences and Nursing. This was the feedback from
The Government's Excellence in Research initiative which identified CQUniversity as
having made significant and credible changes to its research program.
We have revamped our research structure and significantly invested in strategies to promote
research performance through our Institutes and Centres. We also have given priority to the
recruitment of quality researchers and are formalising mentoring processes for existing staff
to strengthen the research culture of the University.
As we look into the future, our growth will primarily be in applied research that is relevant
to our stakeholders in the strategic areas of medical and allied health, resource industries
and engineering, natural environment and education. We will continue to deliver benefits
to our people of Central Queensland as well as across the globe.
I hope you enjoy reading about CQUniversity's researchers and the work that is making a real
difference to the local and global community.
Professor Jennelle Kyd
Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Academic & Research)
3 | Research News
Learn about the cutting
edge research that is being
conducted at CQUniversity
and meet the talented
researchers behind the
4 | Trains with Brains
Rail transport is powering
into the future thanks to
innovative research at
the Centre for Railway
7 | Spying on the Hackers
Matthew Kennedy is behind
an Internet security project
that is developing improved
techniques to detect
are investigating the link
between what we eat and
how we feel.
11 | Forgetful Nature
Queenslanders are suffering
from a condition known as
amnesia -- a condition that
Professor Marnie Campbell
says is contributing to
the deterioration of our
On the cover: An
image generated by
thermal imaging camera.
See page 3 of Link for the
Link is published by CQUniversity Australia.
CQUniversity Nor th Rockhampton' QLD 4702
Link is a sister publication to CQUniversity's
Editor-in-chief/Publisher Priscilla Crighton
Associate Publisher Jen Cooper Editor
Deborah Tarrant Contributors Marc
Barnbaum Joanne Perry Art Director Lyn
Ellerton Photo Editor Peter Lawrence ISSN
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CQUniversity gratefully acknowledges Hardie
Grant Magazines for the development and
initial publishing of Link.
CQUniversity Research is directed by
the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic
and Research) Professor Jennelle Kyd and is
administered through the Office of Research.
tel: +61 7 4923 2607
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From Chad's Desk
CQUniversity is at an exciting juncture in its development as the
Renewal process established by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Scott
Bowman, comes to full bloom. Part of this Renewal is the growth of
research, what Scott calls a "Research Resurgence". This will occur
through our engagement agenda, specifically focusing on programmes
of work in strategically identified areas of strengths to achieve world
class activity in a short period of time. It will entail investing in
our people and infrastructure, formalising our numerous partnerships with external
stakeholders, and targetting high profile researchers to bring into the CQUniversity fold.
It will be a time of 'great' change, but one that will reap benefits for CQUniversity and the
communities it serves.
Professor Chad L Hewitt
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