Environmental and Social Justice Research Group

Organisation profile

Organisation profile




Members of the Environmental and Social Justice Research Group (ESJ) at Charles Sturt University are social researchers from a diverse range of academic, professional and research backgrounds.

We are passionate about working for social change, psychosocial wellbeing, community resilience and environmental justice.




We do this by

  • Co-creating research in partnership with community members, government and non-government organisations, and other researchers
  • Focusing on action-based outcomes and capacity-building
  • Using innovative strengths-based, decolonising approaches, and
  • Sharing our research to transform knowledge and practice.

Real world outcomes include:

  • Evaluations, needs analysis, surveys
  • Submission-writing, funding applications, reports
  • Service delivery models
  • Policy development
  • Community consultation, forums and events
  • Professional development workshops
  • Research publications and presentations.

Our social research explores

  • Wellbeing e.g. health, mental health, ability and disability
  • Gender equity
  • Cultural diversity and multicultural communities
  • Development across the lifespan e.g. healthy ageing, children, family and youth welfare
  • Regional and rural communities
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Disaster resilience
  • Professional practice
  • And other focus areas.


We are guided by Charles Sturt University’s ethos:

Yindyamarra Winhanganha

The wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in

and Charles Sturt University’s motto:

For the public good


In partnership with the Gender and Feminist Studies Network

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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