Research resources at Torrens University

Torrens University is committed to supporting its researchers by offering resources and support aimed at fostering aspiration, excellence, integrity and impact. Our strategy for research professional development is in line with the globally recognised VITAE Researcher Development Framework.

The framework comprises four domains, with Domain D focusing on engagement, influence and impact. This domain aims to enhance your knowledge and skills for collaborating with others and maximising the broader impact of your research.

Within this domain, there are three key categories:

  • D1 Working with others: Emphasises collegiality, teamwork, people management, supervision, mentoring, influence and leadership, collaboration, as well as equity and diversity.
  • D2 Communication and dissemination: Focuses on communication methods and models, and publication strategies.
  • D3 Engagement and impact: Covers teaching, public engagement, industry enterprise, societal and cultural contributions, and global citizenship.


To assist in aligning your professional development with these areas, we've created a Yearly Planner. This tool helps you self-assess your development needs against the opportunities we provide. Major activities featured include the University Research Seminar Series, Research and Innovation Week, EPIGEUM modules, Supervisor Community of Practice and Subscriptions.

Torrens University Yearly RDF Planner

Enhance your ability to engage and influence so that you can impact all stakeholders of your research.

Key resources include the Strategic Research Plan and Research and Research Training Policies, Procedures and Guidelines. Our Research Quality and Impact Working Party offers guidance to the University Research Committee on matters of engagement and impact.

Furthermore, national guidelines on the publication and dissemination of research, collaborative research, conflicts of interest and authorship are available on the ARC website.

Our Research Centres serve as supportive hubs, regularly convening to offer support and mentorship on engagement and impact activities.


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