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James Cook University - Thursday Island (JCU)

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James Cook University

James Cook University is a university of the tropics, spanning three tropical campuses across two countries. Teaching and research at JCU reflects its tropical focus in four related themes: - Tropical Ecosystems and Environment - Industries and Economies in the Tropics - People and Societies in the Tropics - Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity The landmark State of the Tropics [http://sott.jcu.edu.au/] report coordinated by JCU, highlighted that most of the world’s population will live in the tropics by 2050. Increasing pressures, particularly on the environment and health, are among the challenges that JCU’s tropical research is helping to address both in the region and globally.

Website www.jcu.edu.au

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

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Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff

Address

70 Victoria Parade, Thursday Island, Qld 4875

Lead researchers

  • Dr Natassia Goode—2016 Queensland accelerate fellowship awardee
  • Professor David Lacey—Set up iDcare which won the 2016 Best New Cyber Security Initiative at the Australian Cyber Security Awards

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Organisation type

  • University

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Last updated:
3 June 2019