In 2021, Edith Cowan University (ECU) celebrates its 30th anniversary. ECU Library Research Services have compiled a selection of the interesting and diverse publications created by ECU researchers since 1991. One publication has been selected from Research Online, ECU's institutional repository, for each year that ECU has existed as a university. Viewed chronologically, this collection highlights how ECU's research began from a strong background in the field of education and quickly expanded to include sciences, engineering, nursing, medical and health sciences, visual and performing arts, business and law, while maintaining a strong emphasis on ECU's values of inclusion and diversity.

The University has recently highlighted some key research priorities with the launch of ECU Strategic Research Institutes and Centres ensuring world-class research will continue to benefit the wider community.

During the last 30 years ECU also expanded to three campuses within Western Australia. While 2021 is an opportunity to celebrate the past, we also look to the University of the Future, as ECU plans for it's new city campus.

More information about each publication can be accessed on Research Online by following the URL links.

Learn more about what ECU has achieved in the past 30 years:

Celebrate! WAAPA Salutes ECU's 30th Anniversary

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) proudly celebrated the 30th anniversary of Edith Cowan University in a spectacular gala concert at the Perth Concert Hall on 30th July 2021. More information is available at WAAPA's website.

Un voyage vers une photographie feminine: The gender politics of body and space

Un voyage vers une photographie feminine: The gender politics of body and space

Impact of extra-curricular activities on adolescents' connectedness and cigarette smoking: annual report

Impact of extra-curricular activities on adolescents' connectedness and cigarette smoking: annual report

Physician secure thyself

Distributed Wireless Optical Communications for Humanitarian Assistance in Disasters

Development of a blood test for the detection of cutaneous malignant melanoma

Development of a blood test for the detection of cutaneous malignant melanoma

Engaging First Year Students Using a Web-supported Inquiry-based Learning

Intensity of herbivory on kelp by fish and sea urchins differs between inshore and offshore reefs

The Impact of Nurses on Patient Morbidity and Mortality - the Need for a Policy Change in Response to the Nursing Shortage

An Optimal Current Control Strategy for a Three-Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Using Particle Swarm Optimization

Early diet quality in a longitudinal study of Australian children: associations with nutrition and body mass index later in childhood and adolescence

Ronald Stevenson, composer-pianist : an exegetical critique from a pianistic perspective

Ronald Stevenson, composer-pianist : an exegetical critique from a pianistic perspective

Reimagining Perth's lost wetlands: Artistic impression of Perth as it may have appeared in 1827: Looking west from the Claise Brook entry to the Swan River across the lakes of central Perth

Reimagining Perth's lost wetlands: Artistic impression of Perth as it may have appeared in 1827: Looking west from the Claise Brook entry to the Swan River across the lakes of central Perth